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2019 #CFL season

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Jovan Olafioye has retired.
https://3downnation.com/2019/04/04/standout-ol-jovan-olafioye-retires-from-the-cfl/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/04/04/jovan-olafioye-announces-retirement-football/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/04/04/big-o-looks-back-with-no-regrets/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/04/05/tributes-pour-retiring-ol-olafioye/

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The Als have released Jabar Westerman.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/04/04/als-ink-knapton-one-year-deal-release-jabar-westerman/

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The league will have a new draft for Europeans April 11.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/04/04/cfl-unveils-plan-draft-order-first-ever-european-draft/
https://3downnation.com/2019/04/03/cfl-to-hold-european-lottery-and-draft-in-april/

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4/04 checking down
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/04/04/checking-competition-argos-backfield/

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The day that the AAF suspended operations, all the CFL teams scrambled to adjust their neg lists.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/04/03/oleary-aaf-fallout-causes-crazy-day-cfl-football-execs/
https://3downnation.com/2019/04/03/while-aaf-folded-cfl-front-offices-had-a-crazy-day/

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Jon Ryan wants to finish his career with the Riders.
https://3downnation.com/2019/04/09/jon-ryan-says-it-would-be-a-dream-come-true-to-play-for-the-riders/
https://3downnation.com/2019/04/05/veteran-nfl-punter-jon-ryan-could-be-returning-to-saskatchewan-sources/

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Cody Husband has retired.
https://3downnation.com/2019/04/04/veteran-canadian-lions-ol-cody-husband-retires-2/

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Milt Stegall believes that the best receiver in the league today is Derel Walker.
https://3downnation.com/2019/04/08/milt-stegall-believes-derel-walker-is-the-best-receiver-in-the-cfl/

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Now let's back up and look at some headlines from the winter.

Josh Smith analyzes each team's best free agent signing.
https://3downnation.com/2019/02/23/one-good-signing-and-one-bad-signing-for-each-cfl-team/

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The league plans to start the 2021 season a week earlier.
https://3downnation.com/2019/02/25/cfl-moving-the-season-up-another-week-in-2021/

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The Ticats signed Cameron Marshall.
https://3downnation.com/2019/02/26/ticats-sign-former-bombers-riders-rb-cameron-marshall/

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Here is Travis Lulay's retirement announcement.
https://3downnation.com/2019/02/28/travis-lulay-reflections-as-i-retire-from-the-cfl/

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The ticket prices for this year's Grey Cup range from C$119 to C$419.
https://3downnation.com/2019/03/06/are-ticket-prices-for-the-2019-grey-cup-too-too-high/
https://3downnation.com/2019/03/10/quit-whining-about-grey-cup-ticket-prices/

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Here is John Hodge's first mock draft for this year.
https://3downnation.com/2019/03/08/john-hodges-2019-cfl-mock-draft-1-0/

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Santino Filoso analyzes the Redblacks' free agent signings.
https://3downnation.com/2019/03/10/now-that-the-smoke-has-cleared-how-did-the-redblacks-do-in-free-agency/

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Let's continue with news of the past month.

The league and the players' union have begun negotiating a new contract.
https://3downnation.com/2019/03/11/cba-talks-underway-in-downtown-toronto/
https://3downnation.com/2019/03/11/cflpa-calls-first-day-of-labour-talks-with-the-cfl-a-step-in-the-right-direction/
https://3downnation.com/2019/03/12/next-cba-talks-set-for-winnipeg/
https://3downnation.com/2019/03/13/qa-cflpa-discusses-the-opening-cba-negotiations-and-whats-next/
https://3downnation.com/2019/03/16/cfl-cflpa-could-lower-the-number-of-canadian-starters-sources/
https://3downnation.com/2019/03/17/fourteen-tweets-that-show-just-how-divided-the-cflpa-is-on-the-ratio/
https://3downnation.com/2019/03/16/davis-ratio-must-stay-the-same-to-preserve-essence-of-cfl/
https://3downnation.com/2019/03/16/cflpa-executive-responds-to-3down-report-on-ratio-changes/
https://3downnation.com/2019/03/18/and-now-ricky-foley-and-duron-carter-are-going-at-it-on-twitter-over-the-ratio/
https://3downnation.com/2019/03/17/rick-campbell-says-canadian-talent-is-great-but-maybe-the-ratio-should-go-down-anyway/
https://3downnation.com/2019/03/19/former-cflpa-president-scott-flory-believes-ratio-needs-to-be-maintained/
https://3downnation.com/2019/03/27/cflpa-aware-of-league-involvement-with-alouettes-sale-believe-franchise-is-on-the-block/
https://3downnation.com/2019/04/06/ambrosie-believes-canadian-ratio-answer-lies-in-bigger-and-stronger-league/

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Cam Wake has signed a $23 million deal with Tennessee, with $7 million guaranteed.
https://3downnation.com/2019/03/14/cam-wake-on-his-way-to-earning-spot-in-pro-football-hall-of-fame/

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TSN's stats guy Derek Taylor will be the Riders' new radio play-by-play caller.
https://3downnation.com/2019/03/29/tsns-derek-taylor-accepts-riders-radio-play-by-play-job/
https://3downnation.com/2019/03/31/derek-taylor-the-right-fit-for-riders-radio-gig/

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John Hodge's second mock draft
https://3downnation.com/2019/03/29/john-hodges-2019-cfl-mock-draft-2-0/

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Marshall Ferguson's second mock draft
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/04/03/mock-2-0-new-first-overall-pick/

 

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The Redblacks have decided not to have an OC this year.  (We'll see how long that lasts.)  Receivers coach Winston October will call the plays.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/04/15/report-campbell-says-receivers-coach-winston-october-call-plays/
https://3downnation.com/2019/04/15/redblacks-wont-name-offensive-coordinator-for-2019-season/

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The Redblacks have hired Joe Paopao to be their running backs coach!
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/04/15/redblacks-name-joe-paopao-running-backs-coach/
https://3downnation.com/2019/04/15/redblacks-hire-joe-paopao-as-running-backs-coach/

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The scouting bureau has issued its final 2019 rankings.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/04/12/cfl-scouting-bureau-final-2019-rankings/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/04/12/wilkinson-desjarlais-climb-final-cfl-scouting-bureau-rankings/

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As completely expected, the Board of Governors has approved all of the proposed rule changes.
https://3downnation.com/2019/04/10/cfl-board-of-governors-approve-rule-changes/

 

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The draft was Thursday.  As you might expect, most chosen were linemen.
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/02/cfl-draft-live-grading-the-picks-as-they-happen/

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The previous week was the NFL draft.  No Canadians were selected, but a couple signed contracts afterward.
https://3downnation.com/2019/04/27/all-cfl-draft-prospects-go-unselected-in-nfl-draft/
https://3downnation.com/2019/04/27/laval-defensive-end-mathieu-betts-signs-with-chicago-bears-as-undrafted-free-agent/

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Simeon Rottier has retired.
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/03/eskimos-ol-simeon-rottier-retires/

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The Ticats have cut Alex Green, Justin Cappiciotti and twelve others.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/06/ticats-release-14-players-including-alex-green-justin-capicciotti/

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The Argos have cut Dexter McCluster
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/06/argos-release-former-nfler-dexter-mccluster/

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BC cut two former first round picks, Charles Vaillancourt and Danny Vandervoort.
https://3downnation.com/2019/04/30/b-c-lions-dump-two-former-first-round-draft-picks/

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BC also cut Solomon Elimimian.
https://3downnation.com/2019/04/30/lions-officially-release-lb-solomon-elimimian/

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Johnny Adams has retired.
https://3downnation.com/2019/04/29/eskimos-db-johnny-adams-retires/

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The 2019 Hall of Fame inductees will be...

Jon Cornish
David Williams
Mervyn Fernandez
Terry Greer
Ernie Pitts
Jim Hopson
Frank Smith

https://3downnation.com/2019/04/24/2019-canadian-football-hall-of-fame-class-features-stamps-cornish-riders-hopson/

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Eddie Steele has retired.
https://3downnation.com/2019/04/18/it-sure-sounds-like-canadian-defensive-lineman-eddie-steele-is-retiring/

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The XFL announced today that its games will be televised by Disney/ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 and Fox/FS1/FS2.  There will be a 10-week season running from Feb. 8 (the weekend following the Super Bowl) through April 12.  Then one weekend of playoffs and the championship game April 26.

https://www.xfl.com/articles/xfl-to-air-on-abc-espn-fox-sports-and-fs1

https://www.wsj.com/articles/xfl-strikes-tv-deals-with-fox-and-disney-11557146700
 

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I was remiss during December with my posting, so I want to put up what you probably already know, and that is that three new head coaches were hired in rapid succession.

The Ticats hired Orlondo Steinauer, with June Jones becoming OC.
https://3downnation.com/2018/12/03/orlondo-steinauer-ticats-wanted/

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The Argos hired Corey Chamblin.
https://3downnation.com/2018/12/10/corey-chambln-named-head-coach-toronto-argonauts/
https://3downnation.com/2018/12/10/nine-takeaways-press-conference-introduce-corey-chamblin/
https://3downnation.com/2018/12/10/davis-chamblin-learned-valuable-lessons-successes-failures-riderville/
https://3downnation.com/2018/12/13/corey-chamblin-has-daunting-task-in-putting-argonauts-back-on-torontos-sports-radar/

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BC hired DeVone Claybrooks.
https://3downnation.com/2018/12/10/lions-agree-terms-devone-claybrooks-become-head-coach/
https://3downnation.com/2018/12/11/rich-stubler-to-be-lions-defensive-coordinator/
https://3downnation.com/2018/12/11/official-lions-hire-devone-claybrooks-as-head-coach/
http://159.203.52.247/2018/12/11/all-time-cfl-receptions-leader-nik-lewis-to-join-lions-coaching-staff/
https://3downnation.com/2018/12/11/dressed-claybrooks-takes-rebuilding-lions/
https://3downnation.com/2018/12/13/washington-reinebold-dorazio-not-returning-b-c-lions-staff/
https://3downnation.com/2018/12/18/lions-head-coach-devone-claybrooks-rounds-out-coaching-staff/

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And now it was announced today that June Jones is leaving the Ticats for the XFL.
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/13/june-jones-leaving-ticats-to-join-xfl-report/
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/13/with-june-jones-gone-how-screwed-are-the-ticats-hint-not-very/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/13/report-ticats-june-jones-take-xfl-job/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/13/oleary-jones-closes-book-ticats-complete-honesty/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/13/ferguson-jones-leaves-unique-mark-ticats-cfl/

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Finally, Rod Pedersen says that the Riders have signed Jon Ryan.
http://www.rodpedersen.com/2019/05/riders-sign-jon-ryan.html
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/13/riders-sign-canadian-punter-jon-ryan-report/

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Lots and lots of catching up to do.

First let's finish up with the league's analyses of the teams.

Toronto
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/17/off-season-depth-chart-toronto-argonauts/

Montreal
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/16/off-season-depth-chart-montreal-alouettes/

Edmonton
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/15/off-season-depth-chart-edmonton-eskimos/

BC
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/14/off-season-depth-chart-bc-lions/

Sask
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/13/off-season-depth-chart-saskatchewan-roughriders/

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My first CFL game was Sask at Hamilton in August of '76.  Sask's head coach was John Payne.  John Payne passed away May 18.  RIP.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/22/former-riders-coach-john-payne-passes-away/
https://leaderpost.com/sports/football/cfl/saskatchewan-roughriders/rob-vanstone-former-saskatchewan-roughriders-head-coach-john-payne-was-a-good-man

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Ciante Evans has signed with Montreal.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/22/report-alouettes-sign-corner-ciante-evans/
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/22/alouettes-to-sign-standout-cover-man-ciante-evans/

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Adam Konar was cut by the Eskimos, and signed with BC.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/21/konars-homecoming-dream-come-true/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/19/report-lions-sign-canadian-lb-adam-konar/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/18/eskimos-release-lb-adam-konar/
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/18/another-vet-gets-cut-adam-konar-released-by-esks/

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5/19 checking down
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/19/checking-news-notes-day-1-camp-2/

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Montreal cut Ernest Jackson.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/19/als-release-veteran-ernest-jackson-ink-canadian-qb/

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Tyler Crapigna signed with the Argos.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/19/argos-bolster-canadian-content-st-john-crapigna/

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Chris Van Zyl was cut by the Argos, and signed with the Ticats.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/18/report-ticats-ink-van-zeyl-2020/
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/18/ticats-sign-canadian-ol-chris-van-zeyl-after-argos-release/

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Freddie Bishop has signed with the Argos.
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/19/argos-sign-dl-freddie-bishop/

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Training camps opened Sunday, and the first exhibition game (BC at Edmonton) is today at 4:00 pm eastern.  So 3DownNation has published a new power rankings.
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/21/3down-power-rankings-theres-a-new-no-1-at-least-for-now/

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The XFL made it official, and named June Jones to be their Houston GM/HC.
https://www.xfl.com/articles/xfl-names-june-jones-houston-head-coach

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SirVincent Rogers, newly signed by the Eskimos, tore his left triceps, and may miss the year.
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/24/sirvincent-rogers-could-be-out-for-the-year-and-thats-bad-news-for-the-esks/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/24/esks-rogers-sidelined-indefinitely/

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Brad Erdos is out for the year.
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/25/brad-erdos-out-for-season-leaving-stamps-thin-along-the-offensive-line/

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If you scroll down a little bit, you will see the list of each team,'s radio station.  They appear to me to be unchanged from last year.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/23/watch-2019-cfl-pre-season-broadcast-schedule/

On the same link, you will see the list of the four exhibition games to be telecast.  All four will be shown in the US on ESPN+.

 

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More catching up...

With the retirement of Ricky Ray, Chad Rempel has become the league's oldest player.
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/12/plot-twist-chad-rempel-is-leagues-oldest-player-after-all/
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/12/who-is-the-cfls-oldest-player-following-the-retirement-of-ricky-ray/

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With their signing of Jon Ryan, the Riders have cut Josh Bartel.
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/13/riders-release-punter-josh-bartel/
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/13/riders-sign-canadian-punter-jon-ryan-report/

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The new union contract allows for tampering before the free agency date.
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/16/tampering-prior-to-cfl-free-agency-made-legal-in-new-cba/

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Winnipeg preview
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/16/john-hodges-blue-bomber-training-camp-preview/

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The Ticats cut Jalen Saunders.
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/16/why-the-ticats-released-receiver-jalen-saunders/

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Remember Brett Boyko?  He has signed with BC.
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/15/b-c-lions-sign-ol-brett-boyko-who-could-be-really-really-good/

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The Eskimos cut Mason Woods.
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/17/eskimos-release-canadian-ol-mason-woods/

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Bryant Mitchell signed with Tampa Bay.
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/16/former-eskimos-receiver-bryant-mitchell-signs-with-the-tampa-bay-bucs/

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Josiah St. John has signed with the Argos.
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/18/argos-sign-former-riders-no-1-pick-canadian-ol-josiah-st-john/

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Hamilton previews
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/19/training-camp-preview-ticats-offence-looks-locked-and-loaded/
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/20/training-camp-preview-for-the-ticats-defence-and-special-teams/
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/26/what-van-zeyls-signing-means-and-other-thoughts-from-ticats-training-camp/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/21/steinauer-looking-at-all-options-for-rb/

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Ottawa preview
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/20/redblacks-training-camp-primer-plenty-up-for-grabs/

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Calgary preview
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/20/stamps-camp-to-defend-championship/

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Sergio Castillo has signed with BC.
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/26/lions-ink-kicker-sergio-castillo/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/26/lions-ink-kicker-sergio-castillo/

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Montreal preview
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/25/who-will-the-alouettes-seven-canadian-starters-be-in-2019/

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Jordan Reaves will miss the year due to a knee injury.
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/27/riders-jordan-reaves-suffers-season-ending-injury/

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The pre-season games began Sunday with Edmonton beating BC 22-7.  Very few starters played.
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/26/eskimos-play-some-starters-beat-inexperienced-b-c-squad-in-pre-season-opener/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/26/pre-season-recap-edmonton-22-bc-7/
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2552/bc-lions-vs-edmonton-eskimos/#/preview
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/26/victory-good-starting-point-eskimos-qbs/

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5/27 checking down
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/27/checking-canadian-o-line-capital/

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Here are looks at the Stampeders' Grey Cup ring.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/23/stamps-receive-106th-grey-cup-rings/

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Here are looks at this year's uniforms.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/23/new-era-launches-team-uniforms-2019-cfl-season/

 

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Radio Canada reports that the Als lost C$12 million last year, and C$25 million over the past three years.
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/28/alouettes-lost-over-12-million-in-2018-report/

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BC has cut Rolly Lumbala.  It looks like Ed Hervey is getting rid of the people he inherited.
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/27/lions-release-of-rolly-lumbala-about-roster-contruction/

 

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For those who are interested in the pre-season games (I am not), here are the results from last weekend.

Argonauts 45....Alouettes 20
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2553/montreal-alouettes-vs-toronto-argonauts/
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/30/argos-cruise-to-easy-victory-over-alouettes-while-playing-three-canadian-quarterbacks/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/30/adams-jr-alouettes-learn-loss-toronto/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/30/pre-season-recap-toronto-45-montreal-20/

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Bombers 20....Eskimos 3
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2554/edmonton-eskimos-vs-winnipeg-blue-bombers/

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Stampeders 37....Roughriders 1
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2555/saskatchewan-roughriders-vs-calgary-stampeders/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/06/01/recap-calgary-37-saskatchewan-1/

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Tiger-Cats 25....Redblacks 21
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2556/hamilton-tiger-cats-vs-ottawa-redblacks/

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Now for the real news...

Robert Wetenhall has returned the Montreal franchise to the league.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/05/31/cfl-alouettes-issue-statement-regarding-ownership/
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/31/alouettes-sold-to-the-cfl/

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The Argos have cut Noah Picton.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/06/01/argos-release-four-including-picton-davis/
https://3downnation.com/2019/06/03/riders-have-no-interest-in-regina-native-and-canadian-qb-noah-picton/

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The Redblacks have named ECU's Dominique Davis as their starter.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/06/03/report-qb-davis-start-season-redblacks/
https://3downnation.com/2019/06/03/redblacks-name-dominque-davis-starting-qb/

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The Redblacks cut Troy Stoudemire.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/06/03/redblacks-release-db-troy-stoudermire/

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Anthony Parker is out for the year with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/06/01/parker-season-ruptured-achilles/
https://3downnation.com/2019/05/31/eskimos-receiver-anthony-parker-suffers-potentially-torn-achilles/

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The Ticats cut Shamawd Chambers.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/06/04/ticats-release-veteran-national-wr-shamawd-chambers/
https://3downnation.com/2019/06/04/ticats-cut-canadian-receiver-shamawd-chambers/

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6/04 checking down
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/06/04/checking-camp-winds-competition-heats/

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The Argos cut Anthony Coombs.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/06/05/argos-release-national-wr-anthony-coombs/

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As I say every year at this time, I love the week before Opening Day because of all the Pre-Season Analysis articles.  So let's see what I have found so far.

Quarterbacks
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/mike-reilly-quarterback-carousel-cfl-1.5171356

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Calgary
https://3downnation.com/2019/06/11/how-the-stamps-roster-is-taking-shape-after-cut-downs/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/06/10/next-man-stampeders-unfazed-changing-defence/

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Hamilton
https://3downnation.com/2019/06/11/assessing-the-ticats-training-camp-cuts-and-regular-season-roster/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/06/11/better-together-steinauer-ticats-taking-team-first-approach/

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Saskatchewan
https://3downnation.com/2019/06/10/riders-offence-wasnt-offensive-and-nine-other-thoughts-as-the-pre-season-ends/

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Montreal
https://3downnation.com/2019/06/10/breaking-down-the-alouettes-final-roster-decisions/
https://3downnation.com/2019/06/10/alouettes-name-antonio-pipkin-starting-qb/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/06/10/als-call-pipkin-season-opening-starter/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/06/11/prove-wrong-no-shortage-optimism-excitement-montreal/

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BC
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/06/10/nothing-rhymes-orange-lions-uniqueness-driving-2019-season/

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6/11 power rankings
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/06/11/nissan-titan-power-rankings-hope-springs-eternal-week-1/

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Here are the top eleven guys who were cut over the weekend.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/06/10/market-11-names-watch-cutdown-day/

Chad Geter signed with the Als.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/06/11/alouettes-ink-dl-chad-geter/

Rashaun Simonise signed with BC.
https://3downnation.com/2019/06/09/lions-sign-canadian-receiver-rashaun-simonise/

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I expect to find some good Week 1 picks tomorrow.

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Everything has been posted at once.  I'll do my best to organize what I find.

Week 1 picks
https://3downnation.com/2019/06/13/3down-cfl-picks-its-about-to-be-on/
https://3downnation.com/2019/06/13/slam-dunk-picks-keep-stacking-cash/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/06/12/prediction-time-cfl-ca-writers-make-week-1-picks/
https://lastwordoncanadianfootball.com/2019/06/13/niks-picks-week-1-2019/
https://www.reddit.com/r/CFL/comments/bzj7w3/2019_week_1_cfl_predictions/
https://thegruelingtruth.com/football/2019-cfl-week-1-preview-and-predictions/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/06/12/welcome-back-week-1-total-pickem-preview/
http://rodpedersen.com/2019-cfl-week-1-picks/
https://www.atsstats.com/cfl/picks/2019-cfl-odds-week-1-canadian-football-league/
https://www.ultimatecapper.com/cfl-free-picks-week-1-2019-82462/
http://www.sports-teller.com/2019-cfl-week-1-picks-tv-schedule/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/06/12/weekly-predictor-believing-bombers/

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league previews and predictions
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/cfl-2019-season-preview-1.5172958
https://3downnation.com/2019/06/13/2019-cfl-grey-cup-predictions/
https://www.cfl.ca/ready-kickoff-previewing-2019-cfl-season/
https://cflpass.ca/2019/06/12/2019-cfl-predictions-odds-grey-cup
https://3downnation.com/2019/06/12/2019-cfl-standings-predictions/
https://edmontonsun.com/sports/football/cfl/edmonton-eskimos/moddejonge-fearless-predictions-for-the-2019-cfl-season
https://www.theguardian.pe.ca/sports/football/fearless-predictions-for-the-2019-cfl-season-321366/
https://www.gamblingsites.com/blog/betting-2019-cfl-grey-cup-odds-pick-106601/

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6/12 checking down
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/06/12/checking-news-notes-week-1/

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Kevin Glenn has retired after 18 seasons.
https://www.tsn.ca/veteran-cfl-qb-kevin-glenn-announces-retirement-1.1321097
https://3downnation.com/2019/06/12/veteran-qb-kevin-glenn-retires-from-the-cfl/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/06/12/kevin-glenn-retires-18-seasons/

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ESPN has announced its schedule for June.
https://espnpressroom.com/us/press-releases/2019/06/espn-networks-and-espn-will-present-every-cfl-game-live-in-2019/

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Lots more tomorrow!

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More previews!  (I am double-posting articles when I think a second is less edited than the first.)

League previews
https://www.tricitynews.com/2019-cfl-preview-football-a-welcomed-distraction-for-montreal-alouettes-1.23853263
https://thesportaddiction.wordpress.com/2019/06/11/2019-cfl-preview-east-division/
https://cflpass.ca/2019/06/11/cfl-preview-predictions-on-the-upcoming-season
https://www.gamblingsites.net/picks/cfl-grey-cup-2019-11-24-19-prediction/
http://www.mobilesportsbetting.com/cfl-futures-2019-season-preview-and-grey-cup-odds/
https://torontosun.com/sports/football/cfl-preview-predictions-on-the-upcoming-season

http://www.espn.com/watch/player?bucketId=6200&id=e62b615f-f558-4b68-817f-c8f7a58746f7
https://www.tsn.ca/cfl/video/2019-cfl-season-preview-show~1704766

https://www.scoresandstats.com/breaking-news/football/cfl/canadian-football-2019-cfl-grey-cup-futures/396285/
https://www.bangthebook.com/2019-grey-cup-betting-odds/
https://doorfliesopen.com/2019/05/30/cfl-beat-84/comment-page-1/
https://doorfliesopen.com/2019/06/06/cfl-beat-85/
https://rileysportsblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/30/episode-31-cfl-season-preview-predictions/
https://offshoresportsbookfact.net/offshore-betting-sites/cfl-and-grey-cup-odds-2019-early-preview-with-predictions/


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Week 1 picks
https://www.covers.com/sports/cfl/matchups
https://www.bangthebook.com/canadian-football-league-betting-preview/
https://cflliveupdates.ca
http://pifflespodcast.com/blog/across-the-cfl-a-week-one-preview

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Toronto
http://www.riderprophet.com/2019/04/cfl-draft-2019-team-preview-toronto.html

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Saskatchewan
https://www.riderville.com/2019/06/12/season-preview-former-nfl-star-punter-jon-ryan-getting-celebrity-treatment-hometown-riders/

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Winnipeg
https://winnipegsun.com/sports/football/cfl/winnipeg-bluebombers/season-preview-bombers-need-oshea-and-nichols-to-shine-in-order-to-live-up-to-lofty-expecations

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power rankings
https://www.bangthebook.com/2019-canadian-football-league-power-ratings/

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More later!

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