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    Re: Around the CFL - 2021

    Also underrated will be how vets faired in the offseason/ year long hiatus. Some likely didn't have a fall back option and are hurting. I'm honestly shocked to see Wilder Jr back for example. I suspect some vets jumped at the first offer given because having a pro football gig is better then what they were trying to do to make ends meet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by boydo View Post
    From what I recall the League closed the loophole that would still allow that... otherwise Saskatchewan would have more consultants than you could shake a stick at!
    Rider fans are continuously throwing rocks from their glass grain elevators. Every other team in the CFL, especially the privately owned clubs, are suspected of hijinx to get more money to players that slips under the SMS radar. Riders? Squeaky clean. Books are wide open they say. You tell me though in what CFL city would you find local businesses most likely to act like those NCAA alumni who used to eagerly slip cars, cash, non-existant jobs etc to help lure a top recruit to commit to their old alma mater. As the Riders are a community owned club such businesses are defacto owners. I do have issues if a team or local business provides a player or significant other under the table compensation to do nothing in return. I have no issue whatsoever if the same entities help facilitate a player or his SA land work where they are actually doing the job they are paid to do and providing good value for the money.
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    Hope, at the end of the day connects us all, no matter how different we are

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    Hope, at the end of the day connects us all, no matter how different we are

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    Hope, at the end of the day connects us all, no matter how different we are

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    Re: Around the CFL - 2021

    cap? what cap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 56Parkies View Post
    We aren't over the cap, because the cap doesn't come into effect until we actually start paying dollars, usually not until the regular season starts, but under usual circumstances it would include signing bonuses, etc. I believe the CFL had said teams shouldn't be offering those this year, so if that's the case, no team is over the cap because no money has actually changed hands.

    Once we get to game 1, then we can see what our roster looks like and if we might be in cap hell.

    What this does tell us, is maybe we will be jettisoning some of these contracts by the time the season rolls around -- assuming there is one to look at.
    Here's a quote from John Hodge's Insider Talk article on 3DownNation(https://3downnation.com/2021/02/17/i...ent-signing/):

    "It seems like every guy Edmonton re-signed except for Vontae Diggs got over $100,000. Updating my cap sheet for them is interesting. The math is ugly."

    I get your point regarding it not really being an issue as players can always get cut but if we end up having to do so just because we signed them to contracts that we couldn't afford and not primarily on ability then that's not good management IMO. But maybe the strategy is something along the lines of sign players like SirV and Dennis by giving them big contracts and whichever one performs better in camp we just cut the other one.
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    Re: Around the CFL - 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by adb View Post
    Here's a quote from John Hodge's Insider Talk article on 3DownNation(https://3downnation.com/2021/02/17/i...ent-signing/):

    "It seems like every guy Edmonton re-signed except for Vontae Diggs got over $100,000. Updating my cap sheet for them is interesting. The math is ugly."

    I get your point regarding it not really being an issue as players can always get cut but if we end up having to do so just because we signed them to contracts that we couldn't afford and not primarily on ability then that's not good management IMO. But maybe the strategy is something along the lines of sign players like SirV and Dennis by giving them big contracts and whichever one performs better in camp we just cut the other one.
    We don't know who is making the team, and who is getting cut. Yes, you might see someone get released, but you might also see contracts get re-structured. This happens all the time on all teams, by all GMs, so I'll take a "wait and see" approach before worrying about our cap when we don't even know if we will see a season. Time will tell.
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    Hope, at the end of the day connects us all, no matter how different we are

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    I'm dizzy just from reading in circles...
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    so ya, he has no ****ing plan. But hey, give it up for those European players......

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    I think one of the commish's biggest failings during his tenure is his "selective" transparency. He tells us a lot about stuff we really don't care about, and avoids details on the things fans (and players) want to know about. It's not enough to say "we have a plan". People need to know the plan.

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    Re: Around the CFL - 2021

    This is EXCELLENT News!

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    An ELKcellent step forward.

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    Last edited by Hugoagogo; 02-26-2021 at 11:01 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugoagogo View Post
    Adding some depth to the Oline. For some reason it didn't work out for him with B.C. Sask. signed a good one from the Red Blacks in Evan Johnson on the first day of FA though.

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    Sad news this morning from TSN.

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    Shocking, RIP Chris Schultz.

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    So sad. I enjoyed his coverage and support of the CFL.

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    Schultz was one of my favourite tv guys.
    Sucks

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    This is just terrible. Loved his passion for the game. RIP Mr Schultz.
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    Only met him a few times over the years, but he was always a great guy to talk to! Sad news indeed.
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    RIP Schultzy...

    Probably learned the most x and o's about football from him when I really feel in love with the CFL. Well other than this site...
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    Schultzy was one of my favourite parts of the panel when it all began. I really missed him over the years. Never met him, but he seemed like a very nice person. Thank you for the memories, and rest peacefully.
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    What a devastating news, great football player and fantastic broadcaster , he was funny and entertaining, anyone remember this? RIP Big guy!
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