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RotoWire AnalysisAddison went to the University of Oregon, graduating in 2015. In three seasons there, he accumulated 1,937 yards on 146 receptions, including 20 touchdowns. Since then, he's suited up for two regular-season games with the NFL's Chicago Bears. He'll look to join the Argonauts now and become a contributor.
RotoWire AnalysisCharges in the report included assaulting a police officer and possession of marijuana. Considering the investigation is just beginning, we won't speculate on any sort of suspension for Finch, but look for additional updates to be provided over the next few weeks. Finch re-signed with the Stampeders back in February after establishing himself as a key special team's player as a returner last season.
RotoWire AnalysisStraughan spent time on the Blue Bombers' practice squad in 2017 but never got into a game. He threw for 2,429 yards and 15 touchdowns in eight games for Southern Illinois University in 2016.
RotoWire AnalysisThe 24-year-old Burks didn't play professionally in 2017 after being waived by the NFL's New York Jets last April. Burks, who has had another brief stint in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers after going undrafted out of Troy in 2016, is expected to serve in a depth capacity for the Argonauts during the upcoming campaign.
RotoWire AnalysisAfter signing with the Redblacks in September of 2017, Josey didn't log any playing time with the team and hasn't in the CFL since 2015. He was released Thursday to create roster space for the signing of a pair of defensive linemen.
RotoWire AnalysisStevens graduated from Auburn in 2016 after appearing in 39 games and catching 51 balls for 754 yards and five touchdowns. He then went undrafted and signed with the Chiefs in 2017 for training camp, but Stevens was ultimately let go before the start of the season.
RotoWire AnalysisShaw missed majority of the 2017 season due to a knee injury, and his waiving Tuesday is likely related to that injury. Shaw appeared in just three games last season, catching six balls for 66 yards no scores in that time.
RotoWire AnalysisMcDuffie's 2017 season was plagued with injuries, but when healthy, he was a serviceable return man for the Redblacks. He was unable to finish out the season, however, due to that undisclosed injury, which is what likely ultimately led to his release.
RotoWire AnalysisDupuis served mostly as a second-string fullback behind Calvin McCarty last season, although it's unclear what role he'll fulfill in 2018. If he does see snaps, expect him to be used mostly as a blocker out of the backfield.
RotoWire AnalysisThe 28-year-old has spent time with the Vikings, Seahawks, Cowboys and Browns of the NFL since being signed as an undrafted free agent back in 2013. He only appeared in four regular-season NFL matchups. Collegiately, Smith went to Florida State University, where he played four seasons, recording 106 passes for 1,540 yards and 10 touchdowns.
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.
No players are returning today.
|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||May 2018|
|Darvin Adams||Winnipeg||May 2018|
|Quincy McDuffie||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|