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After canceling season, CFL allowing players to opt out Monday

Posted by Charean Williams on August 21, 2020, 9:45 PM EDT
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The Canadian Football League, which has canceled its 2020 season, is allowing players to opt out of their contracts starting Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. It will free those who accept the opt out a chance to play in the NFL this season.

Pelissero said the Canadian Football League Players Association reached a deal with the CFL and informed players Friday night.

NFL players who opted out had their contracts toll, receiving a $350,000 stipend (high-risk) or $150,000 salary advance (voluntary).

CFL players who opt out would be released outright, with veterans receiving a stipend of $6,600. Players who don’t opt out get additional stipends, according to Pelissero.

The CFL canceled its 2020 season Monday.

Commissioner Randy Ambrosie said the league would have taken “significant financial losses” by playing during the pandemic. The CFL plans to return in 2021.

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Reggie Begelton from Calgary perhaps but that is about it.  Others at the top of list are former nflers on thee way down or too old.

A few kickers worth looking at.  (I am still far from sold on our present guys.)

No real stand out type players up here at this time (such as a Cam Wake) that can make an impact.

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The Dolphins have signed S Nate Holley, the CFL's Rookie of the Year in 2019.


The Dolphins announced they have signed safety Nate Holley, the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie in 2019. The Kent State product collected 100 tackles, a sack and interception for the Calgary Stampeders last year. Holley was released by the Stampeders earlier this week to pursue NFL opportunities and came away from his Miami workout Saturday with a new contract.

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Canadian rookie in 2019, but left college in 2017.  Was charged with kidnapping and assaulting his then-girlfriend in 2017 but found not guilty by a jury. 

He said they had an argument while driving, she wanted to go back to her apartment and he grabbed her when she tried to leave the vehicle while it was still moving.  Sounds possible but then he admitted that her head got hit going into two different windows of the car.


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