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Riders Trade Playing Rights

January 13, 2017 - The Saskatchewan Roughriders have traded the CFL playing rights of international quarterback Darian Durant to the Montreal Alouettes in exchange for a fourth round selection (32nd overall) in the 2017 CFL Draft and a conditional 2nd round selection in the 2018 CFL Draft. Durant spent the previous 11 seasons with the Green and White after originally joining the team ahead of the 2006 season. Through 157 career regular season games, the University of North Carolina product sits second among franchise quarterbacks with 3,519... Full Story

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Lions Ink International Receivers Levi Norwood and Darrin Peterson

January 12, 2017 - Vancouver-The BC Lions Football Club today announced that international receivers Levi Norwood and Darrin Peterson have signed with the team. Norwood (6'0", 195) joins the Leos following NFL stops in Chicago, Denver and most recently Pittsburgh in 2016. The Baylor grad compiled a significant collegiate resume at one of the NCAA's most notable programs of late. A talented receiver and extremely dangerous kick returner, he appeared in 49 games over four years at Baylor recording 1,626 yards on 128 receptions with 11 majors.... Full Story

Tiger-Cats Sign All-Star Linebacker Lawrence to a Contract Extension

January 11, 2017 - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Wednesday that the football club has signed international All-Star linebacker Simoni Lawrence to a contract extension through the 2018 CFL season. Lawrence, 27, was named a CFL Divisional All-Star for the third consecutive season in 2016. He started 17 games for the Tiger-Cats, recording a team-high 89 defensive tackles, one special teams tackle, five tackles for loss, one interception returned for a touchdown, four pass knock downs, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. The 6-1, 228... Full Story

East Division All-Star Lirim Hajrullahu Signs Extension with Argos

January 11, 2017 - TORONTO - The Toronto Argonauts announced today that the club has signed Canadian specialist Lirim Hajrullahu to a contract extension. Hajrullahu, a 5-11, 205-pound native of St. Catharines, Ontario, put together a career year in his first season in Double Blue en route to being named an East Division All-Star for the first time in his career. The third-year kicker connected on 37-of-42 field goal attempts last season while averaging 43.9 yards on 112 punts. His 88.1% field goal percentage not only set a career-high but l... Full Story

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