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Old 01-04-2017, 02:26 PM   #1
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UPDATE:@MTLAlouettes announce the team has signed slotback Nik Lewis (@nikel18) to a two-year contract #CFL
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Adam Bighill signed a three year deal with the New Orleans Saints yesterday. Pretty surprised he got that long of a commitment.

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Adam Bighill signed a three year deal with the New Orleans Saints yesterday. Pretty surprised he got that long of a commitment.

http://theprovince.com/sports/footba...-to-the-saints
I doubt Bighill lasts through training camp. Like the article says, he's far too undersized for the NFL. I hope he does stick though. Love it when guys like him make it to the NFL through the CFL.
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Glad to see Nick Lewis get resigned. Would like to see him break a few league records!
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Eskies released Derel Walker in order to allow him to sign a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Old 01-06-2017, 07:15 PM   #6
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Sounds like the Riders have lowered their offer to free agent QB Darian Durant from what was being offered last November:

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My understanding is that the new contract #Riders have offered Durant is LESS than last offer. 50k less guaranteed & 75k less signing bonus

In November, TSN Senior Correspondent Gary Lawless reported that the offer on the table was for $325,000 (guaranteed) and up to $400,000 with roster and player incentives. Lalji adds that the decrease in signing bonus this time is significant because it's taxed at a lower rate.

Riders play-by-play announcer Rod Pedersen of CKRM reported in November that Durant was willing to accept a salary of $350,000 (guaranteed), down from the $450,000 salary he earned in 2016.

http://www.tsn.ca/riders-make-offer-...money-1.645253
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Old 01-06-2017, 10:28 PM   #7
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Glad to see Nick Lewis get resigned. Would like to see him break a few league records!
Agreed. And I will sit thru an Als game just to watch Nik make plays.
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Kevin Glenn were released by the Blue Bombers the other day. Glenn only appeared in one game for Bombers after his trade from Montreal. No surprise as Matt Nicholls is asking for big time salary increase for next season. There is no doubt the Bombers will give Nicholls the increase and give him the starting QB position. Only way Bombers can keep Glenn is to be their backup QB for a lot cheaper price. We all know that won't happen.
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Riders trade the rights to Darian Durant to Alouettes for draft picks.


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They have to something planned. No way they go into their new stadium without a viable starting QB to start the year.
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They have to something planned. No way they go into their new stadium without a viable starting QB to start the year.
Would they go after Burris?
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Would they go after Burris?
Burris has said he's playing in Ottawa or retiring, so I don't think that is an option.
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Burris has said he's playing in Ottawa or retiring, so I don't think that is an option.
Oh interesting, hope to see Hank sling the ball for one more season.

Could see the riders circling around Kevin Glenn then.
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Or Jones is an idiot and thinks he's smarter then everyone again?
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I wonder if Jones tries to pry James Franklin out of Edmonton, obviously he's familiar with him and as long as Reilly is there, Franklin won't get much playing time. I doubt he comes cheap, though.
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I wonder if Jones tries to pry James Franklin out of Edmonton, obviously he's familiar with him and as long as Reilly is there, Franklin won't get much playing time. I doubt he comes cheap, though.
If Jones wants Franklin the Eskimos are going to make him pay through the butt for him.

Think the Rider's first this year, and Rosevelt as a start and then add on until the Eskimos are satisfied that they've gotten the better of Jones.
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Drew Tate has been shopped around by Calgary.

http://3downnation.com/2017/01/13/st...-qb-drew-tate/
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Drew Tate has been shopped around by Calgary.

http://3downnation.com/2017/01/13/st...-qb-drew-tate/
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That would be pretty funny if it happens - I think the only QB that Riders fans despise more than Tate is Henry Burris.
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That would be pretty funny if it happens - I think the only QB that Riders fans despise more than Tate is Henry Burris.
Not exactly sure why. Tate never suited up for the Riders in a regular season game and was released by the Riders so I never understood the hate.

From a Stamps perspective this worries me a bit as I wasn't sold on Buckley on 3rd and short let alone having to throw the ball for this team. He's a nice story because he's Canadian but he's not likely going to get the job done if he has to come in and play.
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