Sunday , June 13 2021

CFL winners and losers: Breaking down Day 1

Free CFL agency kicks off on Tuesday, as all three big quarters on the market signed big deals.

Here is a breakdown of the winners and losers from Day 1:


Before Christ LIONS

Every time you can add the highest guest for the last season on your list, it's a good day. The lions have concluded quarterback Mike Reilly with a four-year contract for $ 2.9 million, and have significantly improved their crime in the process.

Reilly led the CFL with 5,522 passing yards in 2018 while playing with the single-seat Eskimo and added 30 touchdown misses (second in the league). Before Christ needed some stability in the center after the team threw the third smallest yard (4,282) last year.

Lions also reassured Riley of some protection by typing Canadian offensive operator Suk Chunx, who spent the last four seasons with Winnipeg, and broadcaster Lemar Durant.

Losing your number 1 from a quarterback to another team in your division was worrying, but Brom Sunderland turned his day by signing Trevor Trevor Harris.

Harris, who threw 5116 yards and 22 touchdowns last season for Ottawa, is a great substitute for Reilly and also two years younger. Harris has convinced Greg Ellison and the offshore liner Sir Vincent Rodgers, both Redback's teammates, to join him in the City of Champions.

Sunderland also had the opportunity to sign receivers DaVaris Daniels and Ricky Collins Jr., making the Eskimos one of the most dangerous offenses next season.

If you believe that Winnipeg's defense has been frightening before, adding that Defense Defender Willie Jefferson in the mix has made Blue Bombers even more terrible.

The 28-year-old defender is joining a Winnipeg team who already hires Leadbinder Adam Biel, CFL's most prominent defender in 2018, and the defensive end of Jackson Jeffcoat.

Jefferson had 34 defensive attacks, 10 sacks, two interceptions, and two forced squabbles for Saskatchewan Rafts last season. A couple with the crime, led by Matt Nichols and Andrew Harris and the Blue Bomber, will be dangerous.

Calgary saw several players leave their list, but eventually they kept their familiar face.

Bo Levy Mitchell signed a four-year deal with the Gray Cup champions after a couple of bids from other teams like Saskatchewan and Toronto.

He runs the league with 35 touchdown passes and his presence will help Stampeders compete in the ultra-narrow West.

Montreal did not make any revolutionary moves, but made a move to improve last year's 5-13 record.

The Alouettes has two Calgary players – defensive back Patrick Niva and striker Spencer Wilson – signed their career leader John Bowman, receiver DeVier Posey, defender Christophe Normand and linebacker Bo Lokombo.

How Johnny Mansiel will pay for his second CFL season will shape much of what Montreal does in 2019.



GM Jeremy O'Dean failed to keep up with the other West Division teams and had to agree to the re-signing of the traumatic defender Zach Collaros and Jefferson's loss.

The riders hoped to get one of the big three, but failed to take advantage of one of the free agent's most lucrative days in recent memory. Collaros missed several games last year with various injuries, including a concussion, as he threw about 2999 yards and nine touchdowns.

Saskatchewan took out all the star defensive attacks with Mika Johnson, the leader of DyShawn Davis and returned William Powell, but there will be crime questions.

Losing your number 1 defender, receiver, running back and an offensive stunt will hurt.

Redblacks said on Tuesday they were comfortable with 29-year-old Dominic Davis in QB to start in 2019 but signed free agent Jonathan Jennings on Wednesday.

Jennings, however, has to prove that it can be consistent throughout the CFL season.

Davis played parts of three seasons in CFL and saw the most action game last season with Ottawa, playing in eight games and going 24-for-39 for 373 yards, three touchdowns and one set-up.

Tiger-cats lost the top defensive player of the Eastern Division late last season in line laureate Larry Dean, along with colleagues with the donor Don Don Unamba.

However, there were a few silver pads to get Tungde Adelke of Calgary and receiver Brian Jones.

Much of the focus will be on how Jeremy Cashley will pay with receiver Brandon Banks and the new coach, Orlando Steinwuer.

With uncertainty about Ricky Ray's health status, Toronto failed to pull the trigger for a protector landing to direct his crime if Ray retired.

Ray suffered an injury at the end of the season early last year against Calgary and the Argonautes did not get much production from James Franklin or McLeod Bettel-Thompson.

The QB options still on the table include Travis Luley, who last year played for BK along with veteran Kevin Glenn and 26-year-old Brandon Bridge.

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