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Trevor Harris    Ottawa Redblacks
Harris agreed to a one-year deal with Ottawa for the 2018 season.

RotoWire Analysis

Harris tied for the league lead with 30 touchdown passes and finished fourth with 4,679 passing yards, even though he missed a few games due to a shoulder injury. The quarterback will look to lead the Redblacks to the next level in 2018 after falling to Saskatchewan in the Eastern Semi-Final this November.
Chris Williams    Montreal Alouettes
Williams was traded to the Alouettes on Tuesday in exchange for Gabe Knapton, David William Naylor of TSN.ca reports.

RotoWire Analysis

Williams signed with the Lions as a free agent in February, but struggled to find form with his new club. After missing the first six games of the season while recovering from offseason knee surgery, Williams made his debut in August and played in nine games, compiling 415 yards and a touchdown on 38 receptions. The 30-year-old eclipsed 1,000 yards and five touchdowns in each of his four CFL seasons prior to 2017, so he'll be a popular rebound candidate in 2018, assuming he stays healthy.
C.J. Gable    Edmonton Eskimos
Gable signed a two-year contract on Tuesday.

RotoWire Analysis

Gable will now be with the Eskimos through 2019. He excelled for Edmonton after being acquired in a trade from Hamilton back in October, compiling 367 and two touchdowns on 72 carries and adding another 99 yards and a touchdown on nine receptions. He also rushed for 161 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries in a pair of playoff games. Look for him to continue to serve as the team's leading back next season.
William Langlais    Calgary Stampeders
Langlais signed a contract with the Stampeders on Tuesday, Danny Austin of the Calgary Sun & Herald reports.

RotoWire Analysis

Langlais will return to the Stampeders for a fourth season. The fullback didn't carry the ball at all in 2017, though he caught three passes for 30 yards.
Eli Jenkins    Edmonton Eskimos
Jenkins signed a contract with the Eskimos on Monday, Justin Dunk of Sportsnet.ca reports.

RotoWire Analysis

Jenkins signed with the Los Angeles Chargers of the NFL after going undrafted in 2017, though he was released prior to training camp. The 23-year-old played college football at Jacksonville State, where he racked up 7,652 passing yards, 47 touchdowns and 27 interceptions to go along 3,796 rushing yards and 42 touchdowns as a dual-threat quarterback. The Eskimos just traded James Franklin to the Argonauts, so look for Jenkins to step in as Mike Reilly's backup.
Emmanuel Arceneaux    BC Lions
Arceneaux signed a contract with the Lions on Monday.

RotoWire Analysis

Arceneaux, who was eligible to enter free agency in February, will instead return to the Lions for the 2018 season. The veteran wideout brought in 100 catches for 1,137 yards and six touchdowns last season.
James Franklin    Toronto Argonauts
The Eskimos traded the rights to Franklin and a third-round pick to the Argonauts on Monday in exchange for offensive lineman Mason Woods, Justin Dunk of Sportsnet.ca reports.

RotoWire Analysis

Franklin is set to become a free agent Feb. 13, but as a result of the deal, the team will have exclusive negotiating rights up until that point. While the 26-year-old tossed just 19 passes last season while serving as Mike Reilly's backup, he's viewed as one of the more promising quarterbacks around the league. If he signs with the Argos before hitting free agency, that may signal the end of Ricky Ray's 16-year CFL career, as Franklin is a favorite to start under center wherever he winds up next year.
Rajion Neal    Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Neal signed a contract with the Tiger-Cats on Monday, CFL.ca reports.

RotoWire Analysis

Neal will return to the Tiger-Cats after spending the final few weeks of the 2017 season on the team's practice squad. He's spent parts of the past three seasons in the NFL but didn't appear in any regular season games. He did appear in 11 preseason contests, however, racking up 114 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries.
Storm Johnson    Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Johnson signed a contract with the Tiger-Cats on Monday, CFL.ca reports.

RotoWire Analysis

Johnson will join the Tiger-Cats after spending the last four years in the NFL. He played in just six NFL games -- all back in 2014 with the Jaguars -- making one start and accumulating 86 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries.
Dane Evans    Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Evans signed a contract with the Tiger-Cats on Monday, CFL.ca reports.

RotoWire Analysis

Evans, who attended training camp with the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles prior to the 2017 season, spent the final month of the season on Hamilton's practice roster. He played his entire college career at the University of Tulsa, appearing in 46 games and completing 904 of his 1,577 attempts for 11,680 yards, 84 touchdowns and 47 interceptions.
Brendan Gillanders    Ottawa Redblacks
Gillanders agreed to a two-year contract extension with Ottawa on Monday, CFL.ca reports.

RotoWire Analysis

The 27-year-old will be back with the Redblacks for another two seasons after posting career-best rushing numbers in 2017 (21 carries for 133 yards). Gillanders could be in line for an expanded role next season, though that will likely depend on Ottawa's remaining offseason moves (fellow running backs William Powell and Mossis Madu are pending free agents).
Brad Sinopoli    Ottawa Redblacks
Sinopoli re-signed with the Redblacks on Thursday ahead of his impending free agency, Tim Baines of Postmedia reports.

RotoWire Analysis

Sinopoli has spent the past three seasons with Ottawa, and will continue to be a vital part of the Redblacks' aerial attack after signing this new two-year contract. In 2017, he caught 91 passes for 1,009 yards and three touchdowns.
Ricky Ray    Toronto Argonauts
Ray is considering retirement during the 2017 offseason, Drew Edwards of 3DownNation.com reports.

RotoWire Analysis

Coming off his fourth Grey Cup victory, Ray said that he's considering retiring after his 16 season CFL career. The 38-year-old quarterback threw for 5,546 yards and 28 touchdowns last season.
Timothy Flanders    Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Flanders agreed to a one-year contract with Winnipeg on Wednesday.

RotoWire Analysis

Flanders will return to the team for a third straight season, and is set to remain a key contributor in the offensive attack. During the 2017 campaign, he rushed for 254 yards on 48 carries, and caught 26 passes for 206 yards and three touchdowns in 10 contests.
Declan Cross    Toronto Argonauts
Cross logged five receptions for 36 yards and caught a pair of two-point conversion passes in Sunday's 27-24 Grey Cup win over the Stampeders.

RotoWire Analysis

The versatile running back didn't log any rushing touches, but his contributions in the passing game were important to the Grey Cup win. Cross caught two-point conversion passes after James Wilder's third-quarter two-yard touchdown run and Cassius Vaughn's 109-yard touchdown fumble return, with the latter knotting the game at 24 with 4:35 remaining. The 24-year-old saw only two carries all season, but he was a pleasant surprise through the air with 36 receptions for 366 yards and five touchdowns. He'll likely serve in a similar capacity while also helping clear running lanes for backfield mate James Wilder, Jr. in 2018.
S.J. Green    Toronto Argonauts
Green tallied three receptions for 56 yards in Sunday's 27-24 Grey Cup win over the Stampeders.

RotoWire Analysis

Green's receiving yardage total checked in second behind DeVier Posey on the evening for the Argonauts, and one of his catches was a key 10-yard grab on what would be Toronto's game-winning drive. A Grey Cup championship was a fitting way to cap off what was an auspicious season for Green, one that saw him post high-water marks in receptions (104) and receiving yardage (1,462) while also notching double-digit touchdowns for the third time in his storied career. Looking ahead to 2018, the 32-year-old should remain an important piece of the prolific Toronto passing attack.
DeVier Posey    Toronto Argonauts
Posey posted seven receptions for 175 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-24 Grey Cup win over the Stampeders.

RotoWire Analysis

Posey officially got the Argonauts' offense going on the afternoon in sensational fashion by notching a Grey Cup-record 100-yard touchdown reception on the opening play of the second quarter. Posey got a step down the left sideline on the play and hauled in the throw from Ricky Ray at the Toronto 44-yard line before taking it another 66 yards to the house for the score. The spectacular play helped lead to a well-deserved Grey Cup MVP award for the second-year CFL wideout, who wrapped up the regular season with career bests in receptions (52), receiving yards (744) and touchdowns (seven). Only 27 years old, Posey is likely entering the prime of his career, rendering him a pivotal part of the Argonauts' efforts to defend their championship in 2018.
James Wilder    Toronto Argonauts
Wilder rushed nine times for 13 yards and a touchdown and added two receptions for 18 yards in Sunday's 27-24 Grey Cup win over the Stampeders.

RotoWire Analysis

The standout running back was surprisingly stonewalled for the majority of the contest, with his two-yard touchdown run in the third quarter the one bright spot of his afternoon. Despite the underwhelming finish to his season, Wilder was quite the revelation for the Argonauts in 2017 as an outstanding dual threat out of the backfield, ripping off a quartet of 100-yard rushing efforts and posting five games with at least seven receptions. Given the ability he displayed when entrusted with lead-back duties this season, Wilder shapes up as a major cog of the Toronto offense in 2018, particularly if quarterback Ricky Ray opts to call it a career this offseason.
Ricky Ray    Toronto Argonauts
Ray completed 19 of 32 passes for 297 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's 27-24 Grey Cup victory over the Stampeders. He also completed a pair of two-point conversion passes.

RotoWire Analysis

The ageless veteran capped off a record-setting season with an outstanding comeback effort to secure his CFL-record fourth Grey Cup championship. Despite the frigid weather and top-ranked Stampeders defense making matters difficult throughout most of the contest, Ray was able to step up with some impact plays when it mattered, firing a 100-yard touchdown pass to DeVier Posey on the first play of the second quarter and eventually leading Toronto down the field with four completions to set up Lirim Hajrullahu's go-ahead 32-yard field-goal attempt with 53 seconds remaining, a kick that would prove to be the difference in the contest. Ray was also able to convert a couple of key two-point opportunities with passes to running back Declan Cross, the second which knotted the game at 24 following Cassius Vaughn's record 109-yard fumble recovery touchdown return. The championship win caps off Ray's 16th CFL campaign in fine fashion, one in which he threw for a career-best 5,546 yards. The victory would be a fitting way to cap off a surefire Hall of Fame career, but it remains to be seen if Ray will opt to return for a 17th season in 2018 and spearhead the Argonauts' defense of their title.
Tunde Adeleke    Calgary Stampeders
Adeleke (leg) practiced with the team Wednesday, Danny Austin of the Calgary Sun reports.

RotoWire Analysis

Adeleke left Sunday's Western Final early with an apparent left leg injury, but it appears as though he should be able to play during this weekend's Grey Cup against Toronto. There will be further updates throughout the week.
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Players Likely To Return Soon
Player Injury Est. Return
Jean-Christophe Beaulieu Lower Body 5/20/2018
Travis Lulay Knee 5/20/2018
Darian Durant Knee 5/20/2018
Matt Nichols Calf 5/20/2018
Shaquille Murray-Lawrence Undisclosed 5/20/2018
Shakir Bell Undisclosed 5/20/2018
John White Knee 5/20/2018
Mercer Timmis Undisclosed 5/20/2018
Anthony Woodson Undisclosed 5/20/2018
Travon Van Lower Body 5/20/2018
Players Out or on IR
Player Team Est. Return
Jean-Christophe Beaulieu Montreal May 2018
Travis Lulay BC May 2018
Darian Durant Montreal May 2018
Matt Nichols Winnipeg May 2018
Shaquille Murray-Lawrence BC May 2018
Shakir Bell Saskatchewan May 2018
John White Edmonton May 2018
Mercer Timmis Hamilton May 2018
Anthony Woodson Calgary May 2018
Travon Van Edmonton May 2018
Brandon Whitaker Toronto May 2018
Chris Getzlaf Saskatchewan May 2018
Lemar Durant Calgary May 2018
Devon Bailey Saskatchewan 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
Alex Pierzchalski Montreal May 2018
Damarr Aultman Hamilton May 2018
Nic Demski Saskatchewan May 2018
Kendial Lawrence Edmonton May 2018
Kenny Shaw Ottawa May 2018
Darvin Adams Winnipeg May 2018
Quincy McDuffie Ottawa May 2018
Jeff Fuller Toronto May 2018
LaDarius Perkins Edmonton May 2018
Alex Carroll Montreal 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
John Delahunt Edmonton May 2018
Dontre Wilson BC May 2018