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RotoWire AnalysisBlaszko was with Saskatchewan during the 2017 season. However, he appeared in just two games with the team. Until it becomes established that he'll carry a larger role, Blaszko figures to carry minimal fantasy value heading into the 2018 season.
RotoWire AnalysisCooper, a running back out of Fort Hays State, went undrafted out of college in 2017, but will now resurface in the CFL with Edmonton. He'll serve as depth in the backfield, which is much-needed considering the Eskimos have a few running backs working back from significant injuries.
RotoWire AnalysisGibson spent the 2017 season playing for Mississippi Gulf Coast, spending seven games as a quarterback. He also carried the ball 42 times for 321 yards and four touchdowns and caught three passes for 85 yards and a touchdown.
RotoWire AnalysisConey hails from the United States, accumulating 69 catches for 849 yards and four touchdowns in his three seasons at Akron after playing a season at Weber State. He will have to earn his reps with Winnipeg, who should return Darvin Adams (shoulder) and his 76 receptions for 1,120 yards and seven touchdowns from a season ago.
RotoWire AnalysisCarter was drafted in the sixth round of the 2017 CFL Draft. Last season, he had an impressive campaign with the Ottawa Sooners of the Canadian Junior Football League, being named Ontario Conference player of the year. He posted 423 yards on 23 passes, including seven touchdowns.
RotoWire AnalysisMorris participated in the team's 2017 training camp before returning to the UBC Thunderbirds for his final collegiate season. In 11 games, he posted 707 yards while scoring 10 majors.
RotoWire AnalysisThigpen tested positive for the banned substance Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. The 31-year-old rushed seven times for 32 yards and a touchdown for the Roughriders in 2017. He added two catches for 31 yards and a touchdown.
RotoWire AnalysisWilder announced in late January that he intended to sit out the 2018 CFL season due to contract disputes with Toronto and the inability to provide for his family under his salary. He declared that "without any protection from a career-ending injury" he would be moving on to pursue work in the United States. However, things changed Saturday as he and the team agreed on an extension. As a rookie last season, Wilder played in 17 games -- starting 10 -- rushed for 872 yards and five touchdowns on 122 carries for a league-high 7.1 yards per attempt. He also caught 51 passes for 533 yards. All of that led to him receiving the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie award.
RotoWire AnalysisThe 27-year-old has spent time in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts following two years in the Arena Football League with the Philadelphia Soul. He played his college ball at Lindenwood University-Belleville, where he spent two seasons and collected 978 yards on 43 receptions, including nine trips to the endzone.
RotoWire AnalysisNeal was signed by the Tiger-Cats as running back depth earlier in the offseason, but it appears his services were no longer needed. He'll look to latch on elsewhere, though he may be limited to the practice squad.
RotoWire AnalysisFollowing a brief training camp stint in the NFL with the Bears in 2016, Duncan joined Winnipeg last season, but was unable to do enough to get on the field. The 5-foot-9 wide receiver is most known for his speed, but he lacks size, which could hurt his ability to make an impact. Look for him to potentially add special teams help and depth on the outside if he were to make the Lions' final roster.
RotoWire AnalysisCollins spent the 2016 with the Roughriders, where he appeared in 14 games and recorded 48 catches for 720 yards and two touchdowns before being traded to the Tiger-Cats. He was most recently released by the team in September, but will now look to return to form in 2018 with BC.
RotoWire AnalysisFord temporarily spent some time with Saskatchewan last season, but failed to ultimately get on the field before being waived in November. He'll once again get another shot with the Roughriders after inking a deal Thursday, but likely won't be a huge factor in the passing game if he were to make the final roster.
RotoWire AnalysisEvans was a fourth-round pick of the NFL back in 2014, spending time with the Jets, Jaguars, Patriots and Cowboys. However, he's since washed out of the league and will look to resurface in the CFL. The 6-foot-1 wideout will have to battle for a prominent role during camp, so for now, he's simply another body to keep an eye on prior to the regular season.
RotoWire AnalysisLumbala has spent the last 10 years with the Lions, so the 32-year-old fullback is plenty familiar with the team. He's opted to re-sign once again, but considering he's totaled just 166 yards and five touchdowns for his entire 10-year career, Lumbala can safely be avoided for fantasy purposes.
RotoWire AnalysisThorpe spent the 2017 campaign with Winnipeg, where he pulled in 33 receptions for 302 yards across six games. He'll now head to the Roughriders and will likely continue to battle for reserve reps at wideout. Prior to the CFL, Thorpe spent some time with the Redskins in the NFL, but never touched the field in a regular season game.
RotoWire AnalysisNormand, a third-year fullback, has spent his CFL career on Winnipeg. There, he appeared in 42 games, taking 11 carries for 86 yards and catching 10 passes for 53 yards. He'll now shift gears and play for the Eskimos.
RotoWire AnalysisWashington played four years of collegiate football in the United States between Georgia Military and Newberry. He totaled 2,396 yards on 147 receptions, including 34 touchdowns. He began his professional career latching on with the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2014, subsequently spending time on various NFL practice squads.
No players are returning today.
|Jean-Christophe Beaulieu||Lower Body||5/20/2018|
|Travon Van||Lower Body||5/20/2018|
|Jean-Christophe Beaulieu||Montreal||May 2018|
|Travis Lulay||BC||May 2018|
|Matt Nichols||Winnipeg||May 2018|
|John White||Edmonton||May 2018|
|Mercer Timmis||Hamilton||May 2018|
|Anthony Woodson||May 2018|
|Travon Van||Edmonton||May 2018|
|Brandon Whitaker||May 2018|
|Lemar Durant||Calgary||May 2018|
|Bryant Mitchell||Edmonton||May 2018|
|Giovanni Aprile||Hamilton||May 2018|
|Andy Fantuz||Hamilton||May 2018|
|Terrence Toliver||Hamilton||May 2018|
|Alex Charette||Toronto||May 2018|
|Greg Ellingson||Ottawa||May 2018|
|Damarr Aultman||Hamilton||May 2018|
|Kendial Lawrence||May 2018|
|Kenny Shaw||Ottawa||May 2018|
|Darvin Adams||Winnipeg||May 2018|
|Quincy McDuffie||Ottawa||May 2018|
|LaDarius Perkins||Edmonton||May 2018|
|Alex Carroll||May 2018|
|Marquise Williams||Saskatchewan||May 2018|
|Cameron Marshall||Saskatchewan||May 2018|
|Antwane Grant||Saskatchewan||May 2018|
|Dakota Prukop||Toronto||May 2018|
|Willie Quinn||Hamilton||May 2018|
|Dominique Williams||Calgary||May 2018|
|Danny Collins||Ottawa||May 2018|
|Trent Richardson||Saskatchewan||May 2018|
|Dontre Wilson||BC||May 2018|