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Today was the first day of free agency.  For the first time that I can remember, none of the first-day guys who switched teams were "stars."  Some of the linemen may be very good, and will help their teams win, but I wouldn't call them stars.

This Dan Ralph article is the best I've found summarizing the day.  I might find more tomorrow.

http://3downnation.com/2017/02/14/riders-redblacks-make-big-splash-day-one-cfl-free-agency/#comments

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I hope to list more articles about the guys who extended their contracts before the weekend.

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Darrel K. Smith died Monday of cancer at 55.  Even though he was treated like a star, I always thought that he deserved more.  He was a great one.

3downnation.com/2017/02/14/former-argonauts-receiver-darrell-k-smith-dies-age-55/#comments

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Rick Klassen died of cancer at 57 in December.

http://3downnation.com/2016/12/11/former-b-c-lions-standout-klassen-dies-57/#comments

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Let's see how many more contract extensions we can do in the next few minutes.

http://3downnation.com/2017/01/11/national-running-backreceiver-re-ups-toronto/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/01/16/noel-thorpe-contract-alouettes-2017/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/01/17/fans-dont-like-re-signing-cassius-vaughn-makes-sense-ticats/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/01/18/bombers-make-matt-nichols-extension-official/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/01/19/matt-nichols-signs-3-year-extension-bombers-means/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/01/20/stamps-sign-head-coach-dave-dickenson-extension-2020/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/01/20/willie-jefferson-key-re-signing-riders/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/01/21/stamps-look-long-term-stability-dickenson-deal/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/01/25/alouettes-defensive-end-john-bowman-extends-and-restructures-contract/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/01/31/van-zeyl-re-signs-argos-report/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/01/31/star-adarius-bowman-signs-contract-extension-esks/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/01/31/big-man-big-get-floundering-argos/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/06/adarius-bowmans-new-deal-makes-him-highest-paid-receiver-in-cfl/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/06/b-c-lions-re-sign-turner-moore-will-let-westerman-go-free-agency/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/07/ticats-agree-terms-offensive-lineman-xavier-fulton/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/10/receiver-greg-ellingson-re-signs/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/10/receiver-terrence-toliver-re-signs-ticats/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/13/all-star-defensive-tackle-micah-johnson-agrees-to-extension-with-stampeders/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/13/video-2/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/13/stamps-leading-receiver-marquay-mcdaniel-agree-extension/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/13/ticats-agree-terms-canadian-receiver-giovanni-aprile/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/13/redblacks-re-sign-defensive-back-jerrell-gavins/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/13/ticats-add-terrence-toliver-core-group/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/13/defensive-tackle-michael-brooks-re-signs-b-c-lions/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/13/canadian-ol-nolan-macmillan-agrees-to-extension-with-redblacks/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/14/bombers-extend-offensive-lineman-sukh-chungh/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/14/receiver-kenny-shaw-agrees-to-terms-with-redblacks/#comments
 

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Posted (edited)

There have not been many headlines since my Feb. 16 posts, so let's catch up a little bit on what has happened.

First let's look at the articles about the Argos, Jim Popp and Marc Trestman, in chronological order.

http://3downnation.com/2017/02/22/ex-alouettes-gm-jim-popp-now-leading-candidate-toronto-argonauts-post/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/24/madani-jim-popp-marc-trestman-set-take-toronto/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/27/popp-trestman-announced-tuesday/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/28/argos-reunite-gm-jim-popp-head-coach-marc-trestman/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/28/argos-hiring-process-mess-doesnt-mean-wont-work/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/28/20490/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/01/no-pressure-popp-trestman-arrive-save-argos/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/02/can-trestman/#comments

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Vince Young is considering coming out of retirement, and has spoken to the Riders.

http://3downnation.com/2017/02/02/riders-add-former-nfl-star-vince-young-neg-list/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/02/vince-young-move-odd-one-riders/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/15/rider-neg-list-quarterback-vince-young-hires-agent-wants-resume-career/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/16/vince-youngs-agent-says-hes-opened-discussions-riders/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/16/young-poses-questions-answers-riders/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/24/riders-neg-lister-vince-young-files-trademark-make-vince-great/#comments

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Johnny Manziel is on the Ticats' neg list.  He was rumored to have worked out with the Riders without Hamilton's permission.

http://3downnation.com/2016/12/02/ticats-neg-lister-johnny-manziel-strikes-deal-domestic-violence-charges-dropped/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/09/riders-workout-johnny-manziel-2/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/01/johnny-manziel-re-hires-old-agent-aiming-nfl-comeback/#comments

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The Stampeders gave Drew Tate to the Redblacks.

http://3downnation.com/2017/02/21/redblacks-acquire-qb-drew-tate/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/22/tate-trade-provides-immediate-future-insurance/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/22/stamps-really-traded-drew-tate/#comments

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Joey Abrams analyzes the free agent moves of the Eastern teams.
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/21/won-free-agency-east-division/#comments

Joey Abrams analyzes the free agent moves of the Western teams.
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/21/who-won-free-agency-in-the-west-division/#comments

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Posted (edited)

Now let's look at the headlines from the past week.

It looks like SJ Green will be recovered from his knee injury by training camp time.
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/01/alouettes-s-j-green-cleared-training-camp-knee-inury/#comments
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/03/01/s-j-green-ready-camp/

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Marc Trestman has selected Corey Chamblin to be his new defensive coordinator and assistant head coach.  Marcus Brady will return as the offensive coordinator.
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/06/madani-former-riders-coach-corey-chamblin-argos-new-dc/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/07/argonauts-officially-announce-corey-chamblin-defensive-coordinator-brady-oc/#comments
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/03/07/chamblin-brady-lead-trestmans-coaching-staff/
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/corey-chamblin-marcus-brady-argos-1.4013421

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Sugarfoot Anderson has died at 97.
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/08/former-calgary-stampeders-star-ezzrett-sugarfoot-anderson-dies-age-97/#comments
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/03/08/cfl-mourns-passing-ezzrett-sugarfoot-anderson/

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Chris Best has retired.  He was the last member of the 2007 Rider Grey Cup Champs.
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/23/riders-offensive-lineman-chris-best-expected-announce-retirement/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/25/best-retirement-leaves-big-hole-riders/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/23/chris-best-last-member-2007-grey-cup-team-retires/#comments

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The Riders scheduled an open tryout camp for this Saturday IN MONTREAL!!!  As it turns out, that's against league rules, so it was cancelled.
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/07/riders-cancel-open-try-set-montreal-alouettes-raise-concerns-cfl/#comments

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Rico Murray Has signed with the Argos.
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/03/03/argos-land-former-ticat-rico-murray/
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/24/defensive-back-rico-murray-latest-former-ticat-join-argos/#comments

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Eddie Steele has signed with the Riders.
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/03/07/riders-sign-national-dt-eddie-steele/

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Cory Greenwood has signed with the Eskimos.
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/03/08/esks-sign-national-cory-greenwood/
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/08/canadian-linebacker-cory-greenwood-expected-to-sign-with-eskimos/#comments

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Bakari Grant has signed with the Riders.
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/02/21/riders-add-veteran-receiver-bakari-grant/

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Greg Van Roten has signed with Jacksonville.
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/02/27/former-argo-van-roten-lands-nfl-deal/

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Thomas Miles has left the Argos to sign with his hometown Bombers.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/blue-bombers-sign-thomas-miles-1.4010453
http://www.tsn.ca/blue-bombers-sign-winnipeg-born-lb-miles-1.687788

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Johnny Sears, Jr., has signed with the Argos.
http://3downnation.com/2017/02/17/defensive-back-johnny-sears-jr-signs-argonauts/#comments

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A few odds and ends...

Marc Trestman will be the highest paid coach in the league, at over $600,000. per year.
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/13/argos-make-marc-trestman-highest-paid-coach-in-the-cfl/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/14/3down-podcast-trestmans-contract-youngs-motivation-pitfall-pro-days/#comments

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Vince Young's contract did not include a signing bonus.
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/10/vince-young-contract-doesnt-include-signing-bonus/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/09/dont-call-comeback-vince-young-faces-slew-challenges-cfl/#comments

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J'Michael Deane has signed with the Argos.
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/13/canadian-ol-jmichael-deane-agrees-terms-argos/#comments

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BC is shopping Jovan Olafioye.  The Als might be interested.
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/15/lions-exploring-trade-market-star-ol-jovan-olafioye/#comments

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Bryan Hall has signed with the Stampeders.
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/16/former-ticats-argos-dl-bryan-hall-signs-stampeders/#comments

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Johnny Adams has signed with the Eskimos.
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/16/eskimos-sign-former-bombers-ticats-defensive-back-johnny-adams/#comments

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John Hodges examines how each team stands regarding its Canadian content.
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/15/ratio-round-west-division/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/16/ratio-round-riders-bombers-argos/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/17/ratio-round-ticats-redblacks-als/#comments

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The Canadian football video game is almost ready.
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/19/interview-canadian-football-video-game-almost-ready-launch/#comments

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The Ticats have added both RGIII and Colin Kaepernick to their neg list.
3downnation.com/2017/03/20/ticats-add-quarterback-colin-kaepernick-neg-list/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/20/ticats-add-quarterback-robert-griffin-iii-neg-list/#comments

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Brett Maher has signed with Cleveland.
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/20/former-ticats-kicker-brett-maher-signs-browns/#comments

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Justin Dunk previews the draft.
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/20/2017-cfl-draft-prospect-rankings/#comments

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For those of you interested in the draft, here are some recent articles.

http://3downnation.com/2017/03/10/simon-fraser-linebacker-herdman-embracing-lengthy-audition-nfl-career/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/10/eastern-regional-combine-sees-five-prospects-move-national-event/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/13/antony-auclair-sees-17-nfl-teams-attend-pro-day-laval/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/14/jordan-herdman-disappoints-pro-day/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/14/top-lb-prospect-christophe-mulumba-wont-attend-cfl-combine/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/14/nfl-teams-chasing-auclair-pro-day-agent/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/16/laval-offensive-lineman-added-2017-cfl-draft-class/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/18/justin-senior-enjoying-busy-off-season-leading-2017-nfl-draft/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/20/2017-cfl-draft-prospect-rankings/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/21/next-singleton-looks-to-follow-brother-to-cfl/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/21/dl-eli-ankou-top-ranked-cfl-prospect-posts-strong-ucla-pro-day/#comments

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You may recall that Ticats OC Tommy Condell abruptly resigned last April.  He has now agreed to be the Argos' receivers coach.
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/21/formers-ticats-oc-tommy-condell-join-argos-receivers-coach/#comments

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Drew Edwards considers the Ticats' neg list moves.
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/21/ticats-put-kaepernick-rgiii-neg-list/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/21/3downpodcast-nfl-quarterbacks-condells-move-prospect-rankings/#comments

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Justin Dunk has more to say about Jim Popp and Marc Trestman.
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/03/deal-jim-popp-marc-trestman-came-together/#comments

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The league's new marketing idea called CFL Week is in Regina this week.
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/20/biggest-player-snubs-cfl-week/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/21/outsiders-perspective-cfl-week/#comments
http://www.thesnap.ca/5-ways-apart-markscflweek-cant-come-ssk/
http://www.tsn.ca/moon-to-participate-in-cfl-s-panel-discussion-1.699129

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Posted (edited)

There have been a few real news items since the last post, so let's begin.

The Hall of Fame announced its inductees for 2017:

Anthony Calvillo
Geroy Simon
Mike O'Shea
Kelvin Anderson

and 2 Builders:

Stan Schwartz
Brian Towriss

http://3downnation.com/2017/03/22/calvillo-simon-headline-canadian-football-hall-fame-inductees/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/23/behind-scenes-look-hall-fame-makes-selections/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/23/hall-famers-oshea-calvillo-ticat-history/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/23/anthony-calvillo-credits-veteran-tracy-ham-helping-resurrect-cfl-career/#comments

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Larry Highbaugh has died at 67.

http://3downnation.com/2017/03/23/eskimos-larry-highbaugh-winner-six-grey-cups-dead-67/#comments
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/03/22/cfl-eskimos-mourn-passing-larry-highbaugh/

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The Lions traded Jovan Olafiore to the Alouettes for David Foucault and Vincent Brown.

http://3downnation.com/2017/03/27/b-c-lions-trade-star-jovan-olafioye-alouettes-david-foucault/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/27/lions-traded-star-olafioye-als-hint-money/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/23/lions-verge-trading-star-ol-jovan-olafioye-alouettes/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/05/alouettes-sign-veteran-offensive-lineman-jovan-olafioye-extension/#comments

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Terrell Sinkfield has signed with Minnesota.

http://3downnation.com/2017/03/30/former-ticats-receiver-terrell-sinkfield-signs-vikings-db/#comments

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The Argos released Ricky Foley.  It was a payroll issue, not a comment on his abilities.

http://3downnation.com/2017/03/31/argos-release-canadian-dl-ricky-foley/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/31/3down-podcast-foleys-release-grays-pro-day-smith-retires/#comments
http://www.cfl.ca/thewaggle/

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Ryan Smith has retired.

http://3downnation.com/2017/03/31/former-riders-bombers-receiver-ryan-smith-retires/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/03/31/ryan-smiths-retirement-means-bombers/#comments

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Yesterday the Eskimos fired Ed Hervey.

http://3downnation.com/2017/04/07/esks-gm-ed-hervey-relieved-duties-sources/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/07/3down-podcast-ed-hervey-got-fired-might-replace/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/09/len-rhodes-wrong-fire-ed-hervey/#comments
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/04/07/eskimos-part-ways-gm-ed-hervey/
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/04/07/contract-philosophical-differences-key-herveys-dismissal/
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/04/07/oleary-herveys-exit-signals-clear-mandate-esks-managment/
http://www.cfl.ca/thewaggle/
http://www.tsn.ca/eskimos-fire-general-manager-hervey-1.718178

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The Als have released Jonathan Crompton.

http://www.cfl.ca/2017/04/04/als-part-ways-veteran-pivot-crompton/

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The Bombers made a profit of C$2.8 million last year.

http://www.cfl.ca/2017/04/05/winnipeg-football-club-posts-operating-profit-2-8-million-2016/

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The Argos have released Logan Kilgore.

http://www.cfl.ca/2017/04/03/argos-release-quarterback-logan-kilgore/

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Avon Cobourne will not be returning to the Bombers' staff this year.

http://www.cfl.ca/2017/04/01/statement-running-backs-coach-avon-cobourne/

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John Ojo has signed with the New York Jets.

http://www.tsn.ca/jets-sign-former-esks-cb-ojo-1.718553

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Now let's catch up on the status of this year's free agents.

http://www.tsn.ca/2017-cfl-potential-free-agents-1.622946

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In the next few days, I will post a number of links regarding this year's draft prospects.  For now, let's look at the Scouting Bureau's final rankings.
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/13/cfl-scouting-bureau-releases-final-rankings-draft/#comments

Justin Dunk lists five players he would add to the rankings.
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/14/five-players-not-ranked-cfl-scouting-bureau-probably/#comments

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The Eskimos have hired Redblack Asst. GM Brock Sunderland to be their new GM.
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/20/redblacks-brock-sunderland-interviews-edmonton-gm-job/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/22/brock-sunderland-will-named-eskimos-general-manager-report/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/22/brock-sunderland-will-named-eskimos-general-manager-report/#comments

http://www.cfl.ca/2017/04/27/oleary-redblacks-deserve-kudos-sunderlands-transition-gm/
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/04/24/steinbergs-mmqb-quick-resolution/
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/04/24/esks-name-brock-sunderland-new-general-manager/
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/24/eskimos-to-compensate-redblacks-after-hiring-brock-sunderland/#comments

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The Als traded SJ Green to the Argos for two draft picks.  You will recall that Green injured his leg severely, so he may be unable to come back.
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/22/argonauts-acquire-star-receiver-s-j-green-trade-alouettes/#comments
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/04/24/s-j-green-signing-toronto-beyond-happy/
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/21/alouettes-chose-ernest-jackson-s-j-green/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/20/alouettes-deal-s-j-green-argos-draft-picks/#comments

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Wayne Smith has retired.
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/04/28/argos-veteran-ol-wayne-smith-announces-retirement-12-seasons/
http://www.tsn.ca/argonauts-ol-smith-announces-retirement-1.737540

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The Argos have signed former Als Jeff Perrett and Kyle Graves.
http://www.tsn.ca/argonauts-add-former-als-perrett-graves-1.734530
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/20/argos-sign-canadian-ol-jeff-perrett/#comments

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Here are some recent podcasts, in chronological order.
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/17/podskee-wee-wee-episode-71/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/21/3down-podcast-domestic-violence-policy-esks-gm-search-argo-moves/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/24/3downpodcast-esks-hire-brock-sunderland-new-gm/#comments

The league has its own podcast, The Waggle, which can be found here:
http://www.cfl.ca/thewaggle/

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Santino Filoso thinks these four unsigned free agents could help the Redblacks.
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/27/four-veteran-free-agents-redblacks-invite-training-camp/#comments

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A few Canadian rookies signed NFL contracts today.

http://3downnation.com/2017/04/29/manitoba-ol-geoff-gray-signs-packers/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/29/laval-te-antony-auclair-signs-tampa-bay/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/29/ucla-dl-eli-ankou-signs-texans/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/29/canadian-lb-jordan-herdman-to-attend-rookie-mini-camp-with-chiefs/#comments

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The Scouting Bureau's #1 man Justin Senior was drafted by Seattle.
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/29/mississippi-state-ol-justin-senior-selected-in-nfl-draft/
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/26/canadian-ol-justin-senior-taking-low-key-approach-nfl-draft/#comments

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I don't have a publicist.  Do you have a publicist?  Well, Johnny Manziel has a publicist, and he met with Chris Jones.  Manziel is on the Ticats' neg list, so the league fined the Riders $31,000. for this and various other infractions.  One wag on Twitter said that Jones has had nearly as many fines as wins!
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/28/riders-chris-jones-fined-meeting-manziel-publicist/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/28/riders-fined-31k-roster-recruitment-violations/#comments
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/04/28/riders-lions-issued-fines-violating-cfl-laws/
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/roughriders-fined-for-meeting-with-johnny-manziels-publicist-1.4090265
http://www.tsn.ca/jones-fined-for-meeting-manziel-s-publicist-1.737516

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The Argos have signed Cleyon Laing.
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/04/29/back-blue-argos-sign-free-agent-dl-cleyon-laing/
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/toronto-argos-sign-cleyon-laing-1.4091974
http://www.tsn.ca/argonauts-sign-canadian-dt-laing-1.738373

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Jarious Jackson discusses trash talk.
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/04/26/cfl-trash-talk-101-with-riders-jarious-jackson/

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The CBC's Zack Smart provides an early pre-season analysis.
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/cfl-off-season-roundup-1.4088077

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Jeff Perrett has changed his mind, and decided to retire.
http://3downnation.com/2017/05/01/veteran-canadian-ol-jeff-perrett-retires/#comments
http://www.tsn.ca/former-alouettes-ol-perrett-retires-1.739463

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Indianapolis has waived Alex Bazzie.
http://3downnation.com/2017/05/01/cfl-star-dl-alex-bazzie-waived-colts/#comments

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More Canadian rookie NFL signings.

http://3downnation.com/2017/04/30/montreal-kicker-felix-menard-briere-accepts-invite-giants-mini-camp/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/05/01/eskimos-draft-pick-db-arjen-colquhoun-attending-seahawks-mini-camp/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/05/01/canadian-laurier-dl-kwaku-boateng-accepts-bears-mini-camp-invite/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/05/01/saskie-native-kahlen-branning-heading-to-mini-camp-with-detroit/#comments

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John Hodge and Marshall Ferguson look at how the NFL's draft effects this year's CFL draft.
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/30/last-night-nfl-moves-shake-cfl-draft/#comments
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/04/30/ferguson-signings-south-change-next-weeks-draft/

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Now let's go back and look at what has been written about this year's prospects.

http://3downnation.com/2016/12/19/top-ten-rated-cfl-prospects-accept-invites-to-tropical-bowl/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2016/12/26/cfl-guide-post-christmas-ncaa-bowl-games/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2016/12/28/canadians-set-to-play-prominent-roles-in-ncaa-bowls/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/01/03/coveted-cfl-draft-eligible-athletes-heading-college-gridiron-showcase/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/01/05/regina-receiver-mitchell-picton-attending-nfl-regional-combine/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/01/08/regina-offensive-lineman-attending-nfl-regional-combine/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/01/09/two-players-ncaa-championship-game-cfl-ties/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/01/17/top-rated-2017-cfl-prospect-attending-senior-bowl/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/01/20/canadian-linebacker-accepts-invite-senior-bowl/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/01/20/top-cfl-prospect-justin-senior-looks-catch-eye-nfl-scouts/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/01/31/scouts-saying-cfl-prospects-senior-bowl/#comments

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Teams were required to get their rosters down to 75 men by today, so they have been letting people go.
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/05/01/roster-roundup-teams-make-cuts-may-deadline-hits/


 

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The draft is tomorrow, so let's look at some final thoughts about the teams and the prospects.

http://www.3downnation.com/2017/05/03/orridge-wont-host-cfl-draft-coverage-report/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/05/04/five-prospects-dropped-cfl-draft-failed-drug-tests/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/05/04/final-2017-cfl-draft-prospect-rankings/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/05/05/four-things-redblacks-may-first-round-cfl-draft/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/05/05/madani-bombers-negotiations-ekakitie-will-draft-first-overall/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/05/05/nine-things-know-ticats-draft/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/05/06/dunk-final-cfl-mock-draft/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/05/06/five-questions-alouettes-draft-coordinator-eric-deslauriers/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/26/game-changing-linebacker-late-add-to-cfl-draft/#comments
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/05/05/primer-need-know-2017-cfl-draft/
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/05/05/oleary-draft-preparation-different-cfl-team-says-gms/
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/05/05/mock-3-0-bombers-got-faith/
http://www.cfl.ca/live/2017/05/03/ferguson-mock-draft-qa/
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/05/04/gray-tops-canada-west-cfl-prospect-rankings/
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/05/03/forde-ferguson-tackle-drafts-burning-questions/
http://www.tsn.ca/blue-bombers-in-talks-to-make-ekakitie-no-1-pick-1.744309
http://www.tsn.ca/lions-draft-preview-back-to-work-while-dealing-with-loss-1.744227

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And here are recent podcasts.

http://3downnation.com/2017/05/02/podskee-wee-wee-episode-72/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/05/03/blue-bomber-talk-podcast-episode-45-ft-duane-forde/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/05/06/3downpodcast-2017-cfl-draft-preview/#comments

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More Canadians have been invited to NFL mini-camps.

http://3downnation.com/2017/05/02/sherbrooke-fb-anthony-gosselin-invited-chiefs-mini-camp/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/05/03/several-canadian-players-invited-new-york-giants-mini-camp/#comments

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Shawn Gore has retired.
http://3downnation.com/2017/05/04/shawn-gores-retirement-means-lions/#comments
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/05/04/lions-gore-retires-7-cfl-seasons/

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The Riders have released Greg Jones.
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/21/riders-release-linebacker-greg-jones/#comments

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The Als have signed Devon Bailey.
http://www.3downnation.com/2017/04/20/canadian-receiver-devon-bailey-signs-with-alouettes/

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David Foucault has decided to play in the CFL, and has signed with BC.
http://3downnation.com/2017/04/17/david-foucault-contract-details-bc-lions/#comments

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Here is a look at first round picks of the past five years.
http://www.cfl.ca/2017/05/05/draft-rewind-5-years-1st-round-picks/

 

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