NFL Workout Watch: CB Tre Roberson
With the CFL season over, a number of players will use the off-season to look for opportunities south of the border and sign with NFL clubs. TSN.ca tracks all the notable CFL players working out for and signing with NFL teams. Here are the players that have been working out for NFL teams but haven't signed.
Position: DE Age: 28 2019 Team: Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Notes: Jefferson turns 29 later this month and after six CFL seasons, he’s not exactly an unknown quantity. He’s not really the age for taking a player onto the practice roster nor would someone an NFL team look to develop. There may be questions about his ability to play the run in that league.
He did work out for the Miami Dolphins, but it appears that has been his only workout. – Dave Naylor
Position: LB Age: 25 2019 Team: Saskatchewan Roughriders
Notes: Judge has worked out for the Los Angeles Chargers but beyond that he remains in a bit of a holding pattern right now. There doesn’t seem to be a tremendous amount of interest in Judge among other NFL teams but there still is some time to schedule additional workouts and potentially sign a deal. – Farhan Lalji
Position: CB Age: 27 2019 Team: Calgary Stampeders
Notes: Roberson has workouts scheduled with 15 NFL teams. One of them wanted to sign him on the spot following his workout but Roberson wants to maximize the interest by completing all of his workouts.
He’s a former college quarterback who transitioned to cornerback in the CFL, which along with special teams, is where he hopes to make his mark in the NFL.
Roberson is 27 but it’s clear that teams see him as someone who can come in and contribute right away. His athleticism and ball skills, and ability to block kicks on special teams, are a big part of why he’s expected to challenge William Stanback for the biggest amount of guaranteed money given to a CFL free agent this off-season. – Dave Naylor
Position: QB Age: 25 2019 Team: Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Notes: Streveler has his first three NFL workouts scheduled with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins, and Arizona Cardinals. There is more interest than that, and it is expected by early next week he will have some more workouts in the books. Speaking to an executive with one of the teams that’s going to work him out, the feeling is that they know what Streveler is as an athlete. They’re impressed with his physical attributes, but the question is going to be, can he throw the football well enough to play quarterback in the NFL?
There are a lot of teams in the NFL that do see him as similar to New Orleans Saints backup QB Taysom Hill, a guy who used his physical attributes and also threw the football in relief of Drew Brees in different situations this year to a lot of success. – Dave Naylor
Position: K Age: 27 2019 Team: Ottawa Redblacks
Notes: Ward has worked out for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, and Atlanta Falcons. In his rookie season in 2018, he had one of the most remarkable kicking seasons in pro football history. Last season he demonstrated his range a little more, hitting six kicks from beyond 50 yards including a career-long 56-yarder. Still, by NFL standards, he doesn’t have a huge leg, and demonstrating that he could also handle kickoff duties could be his biggest challenge. – Dave Naylor
Other NFL Workouts
Position: QB Age: 26 2019 Team: Calgary Stampeders
Position: WR Age: 28 2019 Team: Saskatchewan Roughriders
Position: WR Age: 26 2019 Team: Montreal Alouettes
Position: DT Age: 26 2019 Team: Edmonton Eskimos
Position: WR Age: 28 2019 Team: Toronto Argonauts
Position: CB Age: 26 2019 Team: Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Position: DT Age: 26 2019 Team: Hamilton Tiger-Cats