Naylor: Why some CFL draft picks are going back to the CIS

Lions tackle Kirby Fabien and Ticats linebacker Frederic Plesius from Laval are among a handful of CFL draft picks not going to training camp this spring. So why would these players pass on a chance to play in the CFL when teams clearly are interested in their services? TSN Football Insider Dave Naylor tries to provide some answers. ...more

Naylor: Dangers of football put Goodell under the spotlight

First came the lawsuit by former players suing the NFL for negligence over its management of head injuries. Then came the bounty scandal. And last week it was the death of Junior Seau. As TSN Football Insider Dave Naylor writes, the job doesn't get any easier for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. ...more

Naylor: Issues with losing the best Canadian talent to NFL

There's a long tradition of Canadian Football League coaches and general managers bemoaning the lack of quality Canadians to fill out their rosters, a complaint that grows louder each season as injuries mount. Which is why, despite its relative lack of star power, the upcoming CFL Draft (Thursday at 3pm et/Noon pt on TSN and is such a critical part of building a winner in three-down football. ...more

Naylor: Hinds working to be difference maker in Guyana

Hamilton Tiger-Cat Ryan Hinds walked on the ground he had left 18 years earlier and the memories began flowing back to him. A lot had changed since the 25-year-old Hamilton Tiger-Cat cornerback had left his native Guyana to immigrate to Canada as a seven year-old boy. ...more

Naylor: Tebow in the CFL one day is not a far stretch

He was the No. 1 headline grabber in North America's most popular league last season and his trade to New York packed a practice facility for an introductory news conference with the Jets. But as TSN Football Insider Dave Naylor writes, don't be surprised if it's not too long before Tim Tebow is playing in the Canadian Football League. ...more

Naylor: Blue Bombers are shopping DE Willis

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are shopping the Mayor of Swaggerville, defensive end Odell Willis. The 27-year-old has 34 sacks through four CFL seasons with Calgary and Winnipeg, including 13 in 2011 which tied for the league lead. ...more

Naylor: Tebow's success created problem for Broncos

With the addition of Peyton Manning, the Broncos traded Tim Tebow and the unspoken part of that move is that his very presence would have been an unwelcome distraction in Denver this season. TSN's Dave Naylor has more. ...more

Naylor: How serious is the NFL's issue with the Saints?

If NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was looking for a way to prove he is serious about his league's efforts to curb gratuitous violence and protect the health and safety of its players, well, he owes a big thank you to Gregg Williams. TSN Football Insider Dave Naylor explains. ...more

Naylor: Respect and admiration for Murphy crosses borders

Canada has all kinds of hockey statesmen - people who can speak with authority on every aspect of the game based on a lifetime of experience, thus becoming revered far and wide. As TSN's Dave Naylor writes, Canadian football certainly has its own - including the late Cal Murphy. ...more

Naylor: Fantuz to choose between Riders and Tiger-Cats

Two days into CFL free agency and the most intriguing question among this year's crop of players was still unanswered on Thursday night: Where will receiver Andy Fantuz spend 2012 and beyond. It is believed that Fantuz's choices have come down to returning to the Saskatchewan Roughriders and joining the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. ...more

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