Throughout the entire 2018 Canadian Football League Season 365 Sports Network will provide all of the biggest news throughout the year.
CFL Coverage: June 7th, 2018
Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Matt Nichols to miss 4-6 weeks with knee injury.
- Earlier this afternoon, Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols sustained an undisclosed knee injury that will keep him out of action for the next 4-6 weeks. The injury will sideline Nichols for the start of the regular season which begins in 7-days time. The Blue Bombers do not have another veteran on their roster so the team will have to hand over starting duties to either Alex Ross, Chris Streveler or Zach Mahoney. The Blue Bombers play Edmonton next Thursday. (Source: CFL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats: Ticats to trade quarterback Vernon Adams Jr.?
- Ticats head coach June Jones confirmed that he spoke to Adams himself and that a trade is on the brink soon. As the preseason continues, Adams found himself being buried on the Ticats depth chart with Masoli and Manziel battling with one of them being a backup, leaving Adams the likely man out. Head coach June Jones that a trade with the Alouettes or with Eskimos will happen, it sounds like who offers the best compensation for Adams is where he will land. We will provide more updates once more comes out of this developing story. (Source: CFL)
CFL Coverage: June 3rd, 2018
Hamilton Tiger-Cats: Receiver Shamawd Chambers tears ACL out for 2018
- Entering his second season with the Ti-Cats, Shamawd Chambers tore his ACL and will be out for the 2018 season. Chambers, 29, was traded from the Eskimos to Hamilton for two low-level draft picks back in September 2017. In 7-games for the Ti-Cats, Chambers caught 28 receptions for 279 yards. With Chambers done for the year, the TiCats will now turn to other options like Damarr Aultman and Felix Faubert-Lussier. (Source: Drew Edwards – 3rd Down Nation)
CFL Coverage: May 26th, 2018
Montreal Alouettes: Quarterback Josh Freeman announces retirement
- The Montreal Alouettes starting quarterback battle is down one-man as quarterback Josh Freeman announced his retirement. Entering camp, there has been no clear-cut starting quarterback for Montreal so it is anybody’s ball game. With Josh Freeman calling it quits it will now leave Drew Willy, Antonio Pipkin, Garrett Fugate and Matthew Shiltz all in the running. Josh Freeman concludes his pro career with 13,873 passing yards, 81 touchdowns and 61 interceptions. (Source: CFL)
CFL Coverage: May 19th, 2018
Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Blue Bombers sign former Lions linebacker Adam Bighill.
- After five seasons with the BC Lions and one-year with the NFL’s New Orleans Saints, Adam Bighill returns to the CFL and signed with the Blue Bombers. Adam Bighill, 29, spent 2017 out of the CFL as he signed with the New Orleans Saints where he played in three games before bouncing around from waivers and the practice squad. Now signed and sealed and returning to the CFL in 2018, Bighill will be the key piece in the middle of the defense for the Blue Bombers this season. (Source: Blue Bombers via Twitter)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats: Johnny Manziel signs a two-year contract with Ti-Cats.
- CombackSZN is officially underway and it will start north of the border in the CFL with the Ti-Cats. There was a lot of news of Manziel heading to the CFL but it was a rollercoaster as he held out a bit (playing in the Spring League) for potential interest from an NFL team but nothing came of it. Now an official CFL player and of the Ti-Cats, the former Heisman Trophy winner will now enter the camp and compete for the starting job as he will battle 2017 breakout quarterback Jeremiah Masoli. (Source: Johnny Manziel)
Edmonton Eskimos: Eskimos release running back John White.
- In a report by 3 Down Nation writer Justin Dunk, the Eskimos officially released John White. White, 27, was re-signed this offseason to return to the backup role to C.J. Gable who took over as the starter when White went down to ACL tear in week 2 last season. With John White released, the Eskimos will enter camp with C.J. Gable, LaDarius Perkins and rookies Shaquille Cooper, Tanner Green and Chris Amoah at running back. (Source: Justin Dunk – 3rd Down Nation)