Canadians in NFL Camps

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  1. Rids

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    So Luke Willson (TE, Rice) was selected in the 5th round by Seattle. He's a 2012 CFL Draft pick by the Toronto Argos and also a development project of the Toronto Blue Jays. Maybe the M's can trade for his rights too.

    After the draft the free agent games got underway.

    Stefan Charles (DE, Regina) was signed by Tennessee.
    Andy Mulumba (DE, Eastern Michigan) was signed by Green Bay
    CO Prime (LB, Wagner) was signed by Indianapolis
    Jorgen Hus (LS, Regina) was signed by St. Louis
     
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  2. Bronko

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    If CFL teams get spooked (particularly Hammy at #1, Wpg @ #2) then first pick is either going to be D'Aguilar, Matt Sewell or Lynden Gaydosh. My guess is that Gaydosh goes at #1 and the Bombers take D'Aguilar at #2. In reality the Bombers need a solid non-import DT but if they get spooked by the NFL they'll back off immediately. The fact that nobody in the NFL draft of 240 players selected our top draft eligible guys shouldn't spook the CFL. But it will. Guys like Charles & Mulumba will fight like suckers to keep a trainee or black ace spot with the NFL rather than getting hundreds or even thousands of real reps in the CFL to master their crafts.
     
  3. Rids

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    Matt Sewell signs on with Tennessee.
     
  4. iso_55

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    Maybe the CFL should just cancel the draft. Most of the top names have gone now. The players left will mostly all be futures with only a couple who may be able to help a team this season. I think the draft has become more & more irrelevant as time goes on because of the fact these kids now sign NFL tryout contracts. Most of them won't make it but will spend 1, 2 or even 3 seasons on their NFL sojourns down south flitting from team to team on practice rosters before coming back up here. I have nothing against theses players pursuing NFL opportunities but teams like Winnipeg & even Calgary who are so bent on building through the draft & not signing FA's may have to change up their strategy.
     
  5. Bronko

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    Then its D'Aguilar and Gaydosh or vice-versa in the 1-2. Bombers might try to fetch Charles or Sewell with their 10 or 11 pick. I don't think Sewell will stick in an NFL camp for more than half a training camp. Charles might stick - then get placed on reserve for a year or two.
     
  6. Bronko

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    The big equalizer is money. NFL offers minimum contracts in the $350 to $400k range (which is usually reserved for our MVP style players & Hank) - - - dude can burn a year or two in the NFL (like iso says) and pocket up to a million bucks, then when his NFL opportunities are exhausted, and only then will he talk to CFL teams about work. By then his rookie years are gone so he doesn't have to sign $48,000 contracts, he can demand $100,000+ if more than one team are interested.

    Like I said in a prior post, the CFL has to engage in rule-making that forces a canadian player (either CIS or NCAA) to be drafted in the first round to be NFL eligible in their first two years. If they are drafted 2nd round plus or NOT DRAFTED PERIOD, the CFL team which drafts them inherits 'protection rights'. Sorry, its a bit fascist but the only way to do it otherwise we'll lose our best young players to NFL reserve lists.
     
  7. iso_55

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    Bottom line is we don't pay our players enough. With the new tv contract this better be addressed...
     
  8. CFLDaily

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    Ben D'Aguilar will attend the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie mini camp later this week. Believe it begins on Thursday or Friday. No contract as of yet.
     
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  9. Bronko

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    Bombers are running out of options if NFL camps rule out drafting CIS or NCAA Canadians. Gaydosh appears to be the only Top 6 picks available. Which is fine but I suspect Hamilton will no take him. Mad Mack must be going crazy trying to figure out who to draft and who not to!
     
  10. ArgoCister

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    JDunk12 is tweeting that Ben has the Bucs mini camp later this week , and the Jets rookie camp the following week.

    Source: #McMaster DL Ben D'Aguilar will attend #NFL mini-camp w/ Tampa Bay #Bucs weekend of May 3-5 & New York #Jets on May 10-12 weekend.
    6:50pm - 28 Apr 13

    It would be nice to pay our players more so that even the NFL practice roster isn't earning more than the first year in the CFL.
     
  11. iso_55

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    Losing our best & brightest while the CFL sticks to its ludicrous $48,000 rookie minimum salary... I guess its a hill they have chosen to die on.
     
  12. Barracuda

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    Well it's double the salary of an Arena Football League player.
     

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