3 Downs: Travel mandates could throw wrinkle into playoff bound teams

Some teams could be in trouble come playoff time because of the league's decision to suspend players who aren't able to travel with their teams due to their vaccination status. Dave Naylor and Farhan Lalji have the latest on the situation and also discuss why it's more than likely that Trevor Harris will just be a rental in Montreal.

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Bombers' RB Harris (knee) on 6-game injured list

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are going to be missing a key player on offence for the next while. Winnipeg announced Friday morning that Canadian running back Andrew Harris is being placed on the six-game injured list because of a knee injury.

Bombers' RB Harris (knee) on 6-game injured list

Stampeders bring back DB Roberson

Tre Roberson is back with the Calgary Stampeders. The Stampeders signed the American defensive back on Monday, bringing back the defensive back after he spent two seasons in the NFL with the Chicago Bears.

Stampeders bring back DB Roberson

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Naylor’s Kickoff: Blue Bombers a model of consistency

There’s no magic formula in Winnipeg, Dave Naylor writes. Good drafting, smart trades, and successful dives into free agency have helped the defending champs roll to a 9-1 record in a season with so many unique variables.

Naylor’s Kickoff: Blue Bombers a model of consistency
- Dave Naylor
Naylor’s Kickoff: Blue Bombers a model of consistency

CFL Spotlight: MBT helping Argos rise above expectations

Despite a busy offseason, the Toronto Argonauts weren't given much respect by oddsmakers heading into the 2021 CFL season. However, after a 6-3 start Toronto is now the second choice to win the Grey Cup. Kate Beirness breaks down how the perception of the Argonauts has changed entering a Week 12 showdown with the Alouettes.

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CFL Spotlight: MBT helping Argos rise above expectations

Chalk Talk with Davis Sanchez: Dinwiddie on headset communication

In 2010, the CFL announced that quarterback helmets would be equipped with wireless headsets to enable coaches to communicate with their pivots on the field. In the beginning, this one-way communication was cut off with 10 seconds left on the play clock, but in 2016 this rule was dropped allowing coaches to continue giving direction right through the play. Argos head coach Ryan Dinwiddie explains how he uses headset communication during this edition of Chalk Talk with Davis Sanchez.

Evans, Redblacks look to get back on track in Hamilton against Ticats

After an impressive CFL debut, Caleb Evans is experiencing the typical growing pains that go with being a rookie starting quarterback.

Roughriders look for win in third-straight meeting with Stampeders

Will the third time be the charm for the Saskatchewan Roughriders? The Roughriders (5-4) face Calgary (5-5) at McMahon Stadium on Saturday in Saskatchewan's third straight meeting with the Stampeders.

Blue Bombers can clinch West Division title with victory over Lions

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers can ensure Saturday that the path to the '21 Grey Cup in the West Division will go through IG Field. Winnipeg (9-1) can clinch top spot in the West Division with a home victory over the B.C. Lions (4-5). With an eighth straight win, the Bombers would be the host team for the West final Dec. 5.

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Bombers' running backs get their chance with Harris out

Bombers' running backs get their chance with Harris out

The Blue Bombers placed Andrew Harris on the six-game injured list meaning Brady Oliveira and Johnny Augustine will see a lot more work this week against the Lions. Oliveira knows how big this opportunity is for him and want to show the organization he can handle the workload.

The Prop Masters: Argonauts vs. Alouettes

With Montreal sitting just two points behind Toronto for first place in the East, it’s a huge game on Friday Night Football on TSN. The Prop Masters Aaron Korolnek and Derek Taylor reveal their best bets for this monster showdown.

Banks set to return when Ticats host Redblacks

The expectation is receiver Brandon Banks will return to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats lineup in time to face the Ottawa Redblacks on Saturday afternoon and quarterback Jeremiah Masoli couldn't be happier.

CFL players who can’t travel with teams to division finals, Grey Cup, cannot play

CFL players who cannot travel with their teams to the East or West Division finals, or the Grey Cup game, will not be allowed to participate.

Dave Naylor

Dave Naylor

Sophomore Acklin has taken long path to becoming Ticats leading receiver

The path to becoming the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' leading receiver has certainly been a long one for Jaelon Acklin.

Harris wasn't surprised to be traded by Elks

Trevor Harris wasn't blindsided Sunday by the news the Edmonton Elks had traded him to the Montreal Alouettes. Harris, 35, had been expecting it for weeks.

Tiger-Cats activate QB Evans off six-game IL

Tiger-Cats activate QB Evans off six-game IL

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats activated quarterback Dane Evans off the six-game injured list on Tuesday. The 27-year-old has been out since September with a lower-body injury and was initially expected to miss four-to-six weeks.

After Week 2 criticism, Sewell has already smoothed things over with new QB Harris

Als defensive lineman Almondo Sewell, who played with Trevor Harris in Edmonton, criticized the QB in Week 2, saying: ‘You hit him one time, he starts folding’. Now teammates in Montreal after the trade, how will this affect their relationship? TSN's John Lu has more on this and the timeline for Harris' return to game action.

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Stampeders putting West on notice, Shiltz solid in Alouettes' win

Stampeders putting West on notice, Shiltz solid in Alouettes' win

Bo Levi Mitchell had arguably his best performance of the season in Calgary's dominating win over BC which should put more spotlight on Calgary's intentions down the stretch of the season. The CFL on TSN panel breaks down the Stampeders' impressive victory and the solid performance of Matthew Shiltz in leading the Alouettes to a win over the Redblacks.

Mitchell credits total team effort in impressive victory over Lions

Following a solid effort against the Lions, Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell praised the complete team effort in the win over BC.

CFL Must See: Thomas kicks off second half with 101-yard touchdown

The Stampeders kicked of the second half with a bang as Roc Thomas returned the kick 101 yards for the touchdown.

Playoff-Bound

Alouettes RB Stanback (food poisoning) out vs. Redblacks

Montreal Alouettes running back William Stanback will miss Saturday’s game against the Ottawa Redblacks due to food poisoning, the team has announced.

Blue Bombers beat Elks to clinch playoff spot

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are going to the playoffs. Winnipeg picked up a 23-16 win over the Edmonton Elks Friday night to move to 9-1 on the season and secure a spot in the 2021 CFL playoffs.

3 Downs: Could Trevor Harris end up with the Als?

For now the Alouettes will turn to Matthew Shiltz at quarterback after losing Vernon Adams Jr. but could Trevor Harris be another option for Montreal? Farhan Lalji and Dave Naylor discuss this and more in the latest 3 Downs.

Alouettes look to sweep back-to-back series with struggling Redblacks

Beating a team in the CFL is rarely easy, and beating it twice is even harder. But that’s exactly what the Montreal Alouettes hope to do when they travel to Ottawa to take on the Redblacks Saturday afternoon.

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'Beat marches on' for Lions without Lucky

'Beat marches on' for Lions without Lucky

The Lions took a big blow losing receiver Lucky Whitehead, Mike Reilly admits he'd much rather have Lucky in the lineup than not, but knows it's time for other players to step up to fill that void.

Naylor’s Kickoff: Demotion drama in Edmonton

The decision this week to demote starting quarterback Trevor Harris to third string is by far the most significant chapter in a season full of compelling drama in Elkland, Dave Naylor writes.

Naylor’s Kickoff: Demotion drama in Edmonton
- Dave Naylor
Naylor’s Kickoff: Demotion drama in Edmonton

CFL announces scaled back plans for 108th Grey Cup

The Canadian Football League began laying out its plans for this year’s Grey Cup in Hamilton on Thursday, saying the traditional week of events surrounding the championship game will be altered because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elizondo turns to rookie quarterback Cornelius as Elks continue to struggle

Edmonton Elks head coach Jaime Elizondo wants to ignite a spark for his reeling team, but his plan has burned franchise quarterback Trevor Harris.

Elizondo explains decision to move on from Harris as starting QB

Edmonton Elks head coach Jamie Elizondo details the tough decision he made to bench his franchise quarterback Trevor Harris ahead of their game against the Bombers on Friday.

Dropping Back with Dave: Dedmon is a difference-maker

DeVonte Dedmon was blossoming into a CFL star before injuries cut his season short in 2019. Now healthy again, Dedmon is more than living up to the potential he flashed two years ago and has become a real difference-maker for the Redblacks. Dave Naylor has more on Dedmon and the rising amount of interceptions in the CFL.

Running backs Harris, Carey, LB McCoil named CFL Top Performers

Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris, Calgary Stampeders running back Ka'Deem Carey, and Toronto Argonauts linebacker Dexter McCoil Sr. were named the CFL Top Performers for Week 10.

Lions' Durant: 'Now is the time to show that I'm healthy and show what I can do'

Lions WR Lemar Durant joins Farhan Lalji to discuss how eager he is to show what he can do now that he's healthy, his goals for the final six games of the regular season, how big Saturday's game is against his former Stamps team, and much more.

Argos win thriller

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The Saint in Montreal

Als wide receiver Eugene Lewis lives by the motto: "It's not how you start, it's how you finish." The Pennsylvania native plans on applying the motto to his next career choice after football; by helping young people impacted by addiction turn their lives around. John Lu has more.

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The Saint in Montreal

Huddle Up: Elks make a bold move at QB

Do you agree with the Elks decision to go with Taylor Cornelius and Dakota Prukop at quarterback instead of Trevor Harris in Week 11? Which QB in the CFL would you pick to lead your game-winning drive? The CFL on TSN panel discusses this and more in the latest Huddle Up.

Argos, Als give their fans something to be thankful for with impressive comeback wins

The CFL's slate of Thanksgiving games delivered, as the Argonauts and Alouettes pulled off impressive late comeback wins over their East rivals. The CFL on TSN panel breaks down how Toronto and Montreal were able to shake off slow starts to come out victorious on Monday.

Stamps beat Riders

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Get ready to feast as the East takes centre stage in a Thanksgiving doubleheader

A Thanksgiving doubleheader on Monday has the potential to cause mayhem in the East standings when all is said and done as the division-leading Argonauts take on the Tiger-Cats, who will host the game in front of a packed house, and the Redblacks visit the Alouettes. The CFL on TSN panel tees up what should be a fantastic day of football.

Mitchell sets tone early, Carey dominant as Stamps take season series from Riders

TSN's Dustin Nielson is joined by Glen Suitor, who explains how Bo Levi Mitchell's explosive touchdown on the opening play set the tone for the Stamps to be able to pick up their first consecutive win of the season.

How problematic are the off-field distractions for struggling Elks?

The Elks have had their struggles on the field this season but off the field, the organization is dealing with distractions as well, with the recent firing of radio analyst Eddie Steele. TSN CFL Insider Dave Naylor has more on that situation and shares the latest on decisions that need to be made by the CFL regarding travel regulations by the East and West finals.

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How problematic are the off-field distractions for struggling Elks?

Mitchell confident he's ready to go despite shoulder issue, Stamps want to compile wins

Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell left last week's win over the Roughriders in the fourth quarter with a shoulder issue and he spoke about how doubtful he was that he would be ready to go for Week 10. Head coach Dave Dickenson said he will monitor his QB but thinks he will do well against the Roughriders.

Fajardo ready to get past mentally, emotionally tough week, have fun again with Riders

Cody Fajardo was in the headlines following the Roughriders' loss to the Stampeders last week after he called out his receivers. Fajardo admitted he let the frustrations get the better of him and said he and his teammates have moved on and are ready to put that all behind them and get back to having fun. Fajardo also spoke about what the acquisition of former CFL all-star Duke Williams can do for the team.

Naylor's Kickoff: Fajardo's frustrations bring in a '50/50' winner

Riders' quarterback Cody Fajardo is showing he's human, the CFL faces travel challenges with an extended vaccination deadline and the drama continues for the Edmonton Elks.

Dave Naylor

Dave Naylor

CFL Inside the Numbers: Expect Riders to bounce back in Week 10

Jon Perlberg takes a closer look at the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ chances to bounce back at home in the rematch with the Calgary Stampeders and why hope persists for the Ottawa Redblacks heading into their showdown with the Montreal Alouettes.

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Argos beat Redblacks

Restrictions on unvaccinated travellers could affect CFL division finals, Grey Cup

Canadian Football League players will be able to board aircrafts to travel to road games through the end of November with a negative COVID-19 test, meaning unvaccinated players won't run into restrictions until the East and West Finals and Grey Cup, tweets TSN Football Insider Dave Naylor.

Dropping Back with Dave: A new era of the CFL running back

The traditional CFL running back has been a shifty agile player who finds hole, now the position is evolving into a hard hitting player who creates his own holes. Dave Naylor looks at how the league is ushering in a new era of the running back in the latest Dropping Back with Dave.

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Blue Bombers unveil orange jerseys they will wear in Friday's pre-game warmup

Blue Bombers unveil orange jerseys they will wear in Friday's pre-game warmup

The Blue Bombers unveiled special orange jerseys which will be worn by both the team and the Elks for pre-game warmup this Friday to recognize Orange Shirt Day. The jerseys will be made available for an online auction after the game, with funds raised donated to each team’s charity of choice. Blue Bombers president and CEO Wade Miller discusses the initiative.

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Will the CFL issue any additional punishment to Lawler?

Will the CFL issue any additional punishment to Lawler?

What, if anything, will the CFL do about Kenny Lawler's arrest for impaired driving? With Lawler serving a one-game suspension handed down by the team, how will his absence affect the Blue Bombers against the Elks? Dave Naylor and Sara Orlesky join SportsCentre to discuss.

Redblacks' Evans feeling more prepared ahead of encore performance

After a dazzling CFL debut last Tuesday, Redblacks QB Caleb Evans discusses how different his preparations are this week knowing he's the starter, the challenges of facing a tough Argos defence, and the importance of building momentum on last week's victory.

Argos special-teams unit faces big challenge to contain Redblacks returner Dedmon

Argos special-teams unit faces big challenge to contain Redblacks returner Dedmon

A night of watching the Toronto Argonauts kick off to DeVonte Dedmon would suit Mark Nelson just fine. Dedmon will be a person of interest for Toronto (4-3) when it hosts Ottawa (2-5) on Wednesday night. The speedy five-foot-10, 200-pound Dedmon has returned punts for touchdowns in each of the Redblacks last two games, including a 73-yard effort in last week's 34-24 victory over the Edmonton Elks.

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Huddle Up: Who can beat the Blue Bombers?

Huddle Up: Who can beat the Blue Bombers?

Did the Alouettes win or did the Tiger-Cats lose their Week 9 thriller? Will the stellar Blue Bombers taste defeat again this season? Which team had the biggest win, the Stampeders or Redblacks? The CFL on TSN panel debates these topics in the latest edition of Huddle Up.

Stampeders Hang On

Phenomenal finishes cap an exciting Week 9 in the CFL

Two unbelievable finishes wrapped up Week 9 in the CFL and the CFL on TSN panel recaps the wild ending that saw the Alouettes edge the Tiger-Cats in overtime and the Stampeders hold off a spirited late Roughriders' rally.

Mitchell starts hot, Stampeders hold off Roughriders' late rally

The Stampeders' quarterback situation had a lot of question marks heading into the game against the Roughriders but Bo Levi Mitchell came out of the gates firing before getting rocked to help Calgary to the win. Rod Black and Glen Suitor break down the exciting finish.

Blue Bombers vs. Lions on TSN

Carey expects the Roughriders to come out ready in next week's rematch

Ka'Deem Carey spoke about what the victory over the Roughriders can do for the team moving forward and what he expects from Saskatchewan next week.

Naylor’s Kickoff: The CFL mid-season awards

The Canadian Football League has crossed the midway point of its abbreviated 14-game season and, well, there’s been a little bit of everything. Here are Dave Naylor's mid-season awards.

Dave Naylor

Dave Naylor

CFL Week 12

Naylor’s Kickoff: Blue Bombers a model of consistency

There’s no magic formula in Winnipeg, Dave Naylor writes. Good drafting, smart trades, and successful dives into free agency have helped the defending champs roll to a 9-1 record in a season with so many unique variables.

Dave Naylor

Dave Naylor

3 Downs: Travel mandates could throw wrinkle into playoff bound teams

Some teams could be in trouble come playoff time because of the league's decision to suspend players who aren't able to travel with their teams due to their vaccination status. Dave Naylor and Farhan Lalji have the latest on the situation and also discuss why it's more than likely that Trevor Harris will just be a rental in Montreal.

CFL Inside the Numbers: Argos positioned to open lead on Als Friday night

Jon Perlberg takes a closer look at whether the Toronto Argonauts can extend their lead over the Montreal Alouettes in the East Division on Friday night, and how some new weapons will impact the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ outlook against the Calgary Stampeders.

Jon Perlberg (@jonperlberg)

Evans Shines in Debut

Football Canada, artist Grant produce identity for football in Indigenous communities

Football Canada and Indigenous artist Kolten Khasalus Grant have collaborated to produce a national identity for football in Indigenous communities across the country.

Both Redblacks and Elks to start rookie quarterbacks in clash

Rookie quarterback Caleb Evans will be tasked with helping the Ottawa Redblacks snap their ugly five-game losing steak. Evans will make his CFL starting debut Tuesday night when Ottawa (1-5) hosts Edmonton (2-4).

Riders win thriller

Argos beat Als