CFL plans expansion draft in late 2012 for Ottawa team

The Canadian Press

1/19/2011 10:26:32 AM

TORONTO -- The CFL has developed an expansion draft protocol for Ottawa, hoping that the fledgling franchise will meet the necessary conditions to enter the league in 2013.

The franchise's major requirement is a suitable stadium.

The CFL plan calls for an expansion draft in December 2012.

The draft would last three rounds -- one for imports, and two for non-imports.

Ottawa will be able to select a total of eight imports and 16 non-imports, including two quarterbacks, from existing teams.

Ottawa would also get to take part in the 2012 and 2013 Canadian draft.