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June 3: Detroit has released veteran Canadian DT Vaughn Martin. The former Western Ontario grad was originally a 3rd round pick by San Diego, but signed with the Lions as an unrestricted fee agent earlier this year. Oddly, the Lions filled Martin's spot on the roster with another Canadian, former Eastern Michigan DE Kalonji Kashama.
May 19: Carolina has signed Montreal OT David Foucault as an undrafted rookie free agent after the team's rookie minicamp this past weekend. The 6-7 Foucault was the 5th pick overall at last week's CFL draft by Montreal
May 13:
The expansion Ottawa Red Blacks - yes that is the team’s new name - shook up the 2014 Canadian league draft by trading the #1 pick overall to Calgary for veteran C John Gott, a western league All-star last fall. Calgary, which also got the rights to retired C Marwan Hage to complete the deal, selected Laval C Pierre Lavertu with this year’s top pick. Ottawa then traded veteran QB Kerry Glenn to British Columbia for the 5th pick which they then flipped with Montreal which had the 4th pick. When the dust settled both Ottawa and Montreal chose players from the Universite of Montreal; Ottawa got DB Antoine Pruneau with the 4th pick, while Montreal got 6-8 OT David Foucualt with the 5th pick. Here are the picks from the CFL draft. Incredibly, given historical trends, only one of the 65 players taken at this year's CFL draft played at a CIS school. As recently as 2013, 5 of the 9 first-round picks - and 15 picks overall - played their college football in the states.The lone exception was Northwestern State G/T Tchissakid Player, who was the 12th player taken by British Columbia. Meanwhile, McGill OT Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, easily the top overall prospect this year, was ony the 19th player selected by Calgary after he was a 6th round pick at the NFL draft and likely won't be available for CFL play for some time.

May 11: A total of 4 Canadian players were selected on the third day of the 2014 NFL draft. Virginia DT Brent Urban was first off the board when the 300-pound 5-tech DE wasselected by Baltimore with the 134th overall pick in the 4th round. Baltimore was back at it in the 5th round when the Ravens selected Winnipeg-born OG John Urschel of Penn State with the 175th pick. Detroit then selected Notre Dame WR T.J. Jones with the 189th pick in the 6th round, while McGill OT Laurent Duvernay-Tardif went 11 picks later at #200 to Kansas City.

2015 NFL DRAFT ELIGIBLE CANADIANS

Player POS School H/W CLASS NFL Status
CFL Rights
Christian Covington
DT
Rice 6-3, 295
JR


2014 NFL DRAFT ELIGIBLE CANADIANS
Player POS School H/W CLASS NFL Status
CFL Rights
Bo Lokombo
OLB
Oregon
6-3, 235
SR

British Columbia
Jesse Joseph
DE
UConn
6-2, 255
SR

Montreal
Nolan McMillan
OT Iowa
6-6, 295
SR

Ottawa
Hunter Steward
OT
Liberty 6-6, 290
SR
 
British Columbia
Brander Criaghead
OT
UTEP 6-6, 290 SR

Calgary
Connor Williams
DE
Utah State
6-3, 265 SR

Ottawa
Brent Urban
DT
Virginia
6-6, 290 SR
Baltimore (#4)
Hamilton
John Urschel
OG
Penn State
6-2, 330
SR
Baltimore (#5)

Hosam Shahin
DT
Rice
6-3, 280
SR


Laurent Duvernay-Tardif OT
McGill
6-5, 315
SR
Kansas City (#6)
Calgary
Evan Gill
DT
Manitoba
6-3, 280
SR

Hamilton
TJ Jones
WR
Notre Dame
6-0, 190
SR
Detroit (#6)

David Foucault
OT
Montreal
6-7, 320
SR
Carolina
Montreal
Kalonji Kashama
DE
Eastern Michigan
6-3, 270
SR
Detroit

2013 NFL DRAFT ELIGIBLE CANADIANS
Player POS School H/W CLASS NFL Status
CFL Rights
Andy Malumba
DE
Eastern Michigan
6-4, 262
SR
Green Bay
Winnipeg
Corey Watman
OG
Eastern Michigan
6-2, 290
SR

Saskatchewan
Matt Sewell
OT
McMaster
6-7, 335
SR
Tennessee
Toronto
Kirby Fabien
OT
Calgary
6-5, 305
SR

British Columbia
Stefan Charles
DT
Regina
6-4, 310
SR
Tennesse
Edmonton
Linden Gaydosh
DT
Calgary
6-3, 290
SR
Calgary
Hamilton
Ben D'Aguilar
DE
McMaster
6-2, 240
SR
Tampa Bay (tryout)
Calgary
John Delahunt
TE
UConn
6-3, 245
SR

Hamilton
Mike Atkinson DT
Boise State 6-1, 315 SR

Hamilton
Courtney Stephen
CB
Northern Illinois
5-11, 195
SR

Hamilton
Cleyen Laing
DT
Iowa State
6-4, 290
SR

Toronto
Luke Willson
TE
Rice
6-4, 250
SR
Seattle (5th round)
Toronto
Keynan Parker
CB
Oregon State
5-10, 180
SR

Montreal


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