Former NFL Players now in the Canadian Football League

When I started to compile this list a about a month ago, I thought that there would be a few former NFL players playing in the Canadian Football League, maybe between 10-20%. After spending what felt like a lifetime compiling this list, (a voyage of self-discovery in its own right) I quickly found that the number of players is closer to 80-90%.

Some of the names will be familiar, some less so. Here are a few facts to summarise this lengthy list:

At the time of publishing there are 235 former NFL players playing in the CFL including practice squads and reserve lists.

An average of almost 30 players per team in the CFL.

Of the 235, 42 were drafted (approx. 17%)

The highest round of any of the players picked in an NFL draft is the 3rd round.  This record is shared by 4 players:

Armanti Edwards – Panthers, 2010

Corey Irvin – Panthers, 2009

Drake Nevis – Colts, 2011

DaVier Posey – Texans, 2012

There are currently 13 Super Bowl Champions playing in the CFL.

The breakdown of how many players currently playing in the CFL each NFL team has is listed in descending order below.

Colts – 25
Dolphins – 24
Cowboys – 24
Jaguars – 23
Seahawks – 21
Patriots – 19
Browns – 19
Vikings – 18
Panthers – 18
Steelers – 17
Eagles – 17
Packers – 17
Bills – 16
Texans – 16
Bucs – 16
Rams – 16
Jets – 15
Redskins – 15
Bears – 15
Lions – 15
Cardinals – 15
Bengals – 14
Broncos – 14
Chiefs – 14
Ravens – 13
Raiders – 13
Chargers – 12
Giants – 12
Saints – 12
Titans – 11
Falcons – 10
49ers – 8

As an aside, I’m not entirely sure how to analyse this.  Do the Colts who top the list mean they have a penchant for signing non-NFL standard players?  Or does it mean that the players they sign stay in football in some way with the hope that they will impress enough to make it back.  I say I’m unsure, as it could mean that in the case of the 49ers (who are at the bottom of the list) that players they released fell out of football altogether.

Name Pos CFL Team NFL Action Interesting Fact
Lulay, Travis QB BC Lions Undrafted in 2006 for the Seahawks MOP in the CFL in 2011
Price, Keith QB BC Lions Undrafted in 2014 for the Seahawks Backup QB for Jake Locker for Washington
Allen, Anthony RB BC Lions Drafted in 7th Round by Baltimore Super Bowl XLVII Champion
Johnson, Jeremiah RB BC Lions Undrafted by Houston in 2009, bounced around Practice Squads until 2014 Part of the Oregon 1-2 punch with Panthers player Jonathan Stewart
Rainey, Chris RB BC Lions 5th Round pick by the Steelers in 2012, cut after assault chargers were brought against him Part of the BCS National Championship Florida Team
Arceneaux, Emmanuel WR BC Lions Started career in CFL, part of offseason sqauds for the Vikings, Redskins and Jets CFL All star in 2015 with 9 TDs
Boldewijn, Geraldo WR BC Lions Signed by the Falcons in 2014 after a tryout with the Patriots Featured heavily in the 2014 edition of Hard Knocks
Gore, Shawn WR BC Lions Undrafted by the Packers in 2010, released in preseason and signed with BC Actually drafted by BC in the 2nd roundl but decided to sign with the Packers instead
Sinkfield, Terrell WR BC Lions Undrafted by the Dolphins in 2013 where he spent time on 4 NFL Practice Squads Posted an unofficial time of 4.19 in the 40-yard dash at the Minnesota Pro Day
Brooks, Michael DT BC Lions Undrafted by Detroit in 2013, played with the Seahawks for 2 seasons recording 1 tackle Superbowl XLVIII Champion
Roh, Craig DE BC Lions Offseason member of the Panthers between 2013-2014 Highly recruited (4th highest) Defensive End coming out of High School
Elimimian, Solomon LB BC Lions Undrafted by Buffalo in 2008, offseason player for the Vikings and Browns in 2012 MOP in the CFL in 2014
Fenner, Chandler DB BC Lions Undrafter by Kansas in 2012, spent two year each with the Seahawks and Giants on the Practice Squad Super Bowl XLVIII Champion
Gaitor, Anthony DB BC Lions Drafted in the 7th round by Tampa, spent time on the Practice Squads of Miami and Arizona 12 career NFL tackles from his time in Tampa
Purifoy, Loucheiz DB BC Lions Made the Colts roster after going undrafted in 2014, picked up by the Seahawks later that season Receieved a 10-game suspension for a substance abuse violation whilst in the NFL
Leone, Richie P/K BC Lions Competed with Sam Koch in Baltimore in 2014 and with Brad Wing in 2015 with the Steelers CFL All star in 2015
Clarke, Steven DB BC Lions Offseason member of the Dolphins in 2014 and the Titans in 2016 Part of a class-action lawsuit between the NCAA and college layer over image rights
Moore, Nick WR BC Lions Offseason member of the Patriots in 2009 after going undrafted by the Vikings. He is the brother of former NFL player Lance Moore
Yell, Ronnie DB BC Lions Made the Cardinals Roster after going undrafted in 2013 Recorded an interception whilst on the Cardinals roster
Johnson, Demaris WR BC Lions Undrafted by the Eagles in 2012, he spent time with the Texans, Patriots and Titans Has 52 career receptions for 601yds and 2 TDs and returned a 98yd punt fro a TD
Uko, George DE BC Lions Undrafted by the Buccaneers in 2014, spent time with the Broncos a year later Super Bowl L Champion
Tate, Drew QB Calagary Stampeders Spent less than a month on the Rams roster in 2007 Grey Cup Champion in 2014
Finch, Roy RB Calagary Stampeders Offseason member of the Patriots in 2014 Returns specialist with a career 14y per punt return average
Messam, Jerome RB Calagary Stampeders Offseason member of the Dolphins in 2012 CFL All star in 2011
Daniels, DaVaris WR Calagary Stampeders Offseason member of the Vikings in 2015, spent 3 days with the Patriots later that year Left Notre Dame due to academic issues before declaring himself eligible for the 2015 draft
Jorden, Kemar WR Calagary Stampeders Undrafted by the Vikings in 2012 before returning again in 2014 Grey Cup Champion in 2014
McDaniel, Marquay WR Calagary Stampeders Undrafted in 2007 for the Broncos Grey Cup Champion in 2014
West, Joe WR Calagary Stampeders Undrafted by the Cowboys in 2008. Spent time with the Saints and the Rams Grey Cup Champion in 2014
Dennis, Derek OL Calagary Stampeders Offseason and Practice Squad member of the Dolphins, Patriots, Bears and Panthers His roster cut from the Dolphin was part of the 2012 Hard Knocks series
Federkeil, Daniel OL Calagary Stampeders Played predominantly on Special Teams for the Colts for 3 years before retiring from the NFL Super Bowl XLI Champion
Davis, Ja’Gared LB Calagary Stampeders Undrafted by the Texans in 2013, spent two years on the Patriots roster, spent time with the Redskins and Chiefs Released as part of the Akeem Ayers trade before the Patriots Super Bowl win
Hughes, Charleston LB Calagary Stampeders Offseason member of the Eagles after an impressive CFL rookie season CFL All star in 2012 & 2013
Johnson, Micah LB Calagary Stampeders Practice Squad member of the Giants, Dolphins, Chiefs, Bengals and Packers between 2010-13 Grey Cup Champion in 2014
Law, Cordarro LB Calagary Stampeders Undrafted by the Seahawks in 2014. Spent 2 years with the Chargers Recorded a sack whilst on the Chargers roster
Mayo, Deron LB Calagary Stampeders Signed with the Broncos after going undrafted in 2011 He is the younger brother of former NFL player Jerod Mayo
Singleton, Alex LB Calagary Stampeders Spent a year on the Seahawks, Patriots and Vikings Practice Squads in 2015 Drafted 6th overall in the CFL draft in 2016
Bell, Josh DB Calagary Stampeders Recorded 4 interceptions and 167 tackles in 3 seasons with the Chargers, Broncos and Packers Super Bowl XLV Champion
Burnett, Joe DB Calagary Stampeders Drafted in the 5th round by the Steelers where he stayed for 2 seasons Once retuned a 108 yard interception for a TD whilst with Edmonton
Campbell, Tommie DB Calagary Stampeders Drafted in 7th Round by Tennessee in 2011, signed with the Jaguars for 2 seasons Academic issues caused Campbell to attend 3 different colleges at 1 point he worked as a janitor
Wall, Jamar DB Calagary Stampeders Drafted in 6th Round by Dallas and spent time with Houston and Philadelphia in 2010 CFL All star in 2014
Harrison, Troy RB Calagary Stampeders Undrafted in 2010 for the Packers Has been on the roster of an NFL, IFL, UFL and CFL team
Minter, Zach DT Calagary Stampeders Spent time with the Bears, Bengals and Cowboys in 2010 after going undrafted Attended the same High School as former NFL Offensive Lineman Kyle Kosier
Beltre, Frank DE Calagary Stampeders Undrafted offseason member of the Chargers and Raiders in 2013 Grey Cup Champion in 2014
Grant, Bakari WR Calagary Stampeders Undrafted member of the 49ers in 2010 CFL East All Star in 2013
Wilson, Greg WR Calagary Stampeders Practice Squad member of the Broncos in 2014 Worked as a Solar Power salesman after going unsigned in 2013
Boykin, Jarrett WR Calagary Stampeders Undrafted by the Jaguars in 2012 spent 2 relatively productive years with the Packers, then the Panthers and Bills In 2013 Boykin had 49 receptions, 681 receiving yards, and 3 touchdowns for the Packers
Bush, Jarrett DB Calagary Stampeders Undrafted by the Panthers in 2006, before spending 9 season with the Packers Had an interception in Super Bowl XLV
Franklin, James QB Edmonton Eskimos Released in final cuts befor the 2014 season by the Lions Grey Cup Champion in 2015
Lynch, Jordan QB Edmonton Eskimos Released in final cuts befor the 2014 season by the Bears Played as a QB in college but was used as a RB by the Bears in his sbhort stint in 2015
Reilly, Mike QB Edmonton Eskimos Part of the offseason and Practice Squads for the Steelers, Packers, Rams and Seahawks in 2009-10 2 time Grey Cup Champion and 1 time Grey Cup MVP
Stoudermire, Troy WR Edmonton Eskimos Signed by the Bengals out of Minnesota in 2013, he went back to the Vikings in 2016 ater playing 3 years in the CFL He is the FBS all-time kickoff return yards leader (3,615)
Walker, Deral WR Edmonton Eskimos Undrafted in 2014 for the Titans CFL Most Outstanding Rookie in 2015
Batiste, D’Anthony OL Edmonton Eskimos 14 game starter for the Cowboys, Panthers, Falcons, Redskins, Broncos, Cardinals and Steelers from 2006-13 Grey Cup Champion in 2015
O’Donnell, Matt OL Edmonton Eskimos 2 stints with the Bengals in 2011 and 2015 Had tryouts with the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors in 2011
Hunt, Philip DE Edmonton Eskimos Undrafted by the Browns in 2009, saw most of his action with the Eagles accumulating 4 sacks Led the CFL with 16 sacks in 2010
Vega, Jason DE Edmonton Eskimos Signed from the Blue Bombers by the Patriots in 2013, played with the Cowboys in the same season Amassed 12 sacks in his first 2 seasons in the CFL, promptin the Patriots to tak a look at him
Hoffman-Ellis, Alex LB Edmonton Eskimos Offseason member of the Rams and 49ers in 2012 Played MLB, TE and Punter in High School, as well as numerous track events, basketball and baseball
Lacey, Deon LB Edmonton Eskimos Offseason member of the Cowboys in 2013 Grey Cup Champion in 2015
Parks, Cord DB Edmonton Eskimos Offseason and Practice Squad member of the Rams, Seahawks, Vikings and Saints from 2009-12 Having played well in preseason with the Vikings, and was expected to make the team, Parks was released with an injury settlement
Wright, Demetrius DB Edmonton Eskimos Offseason member of the Dolphins in 2014 Wright’s brother; Daiveun Curry-Chapman is a former member of the Cardinals
Howard, Marcus DE Edmonton Eskimos Drafted in the 5th Round by the Colts recording 1.5 sacks Sugar Bowl MVP in 2008
Ladler, Kenny DB Edmonton Eskimos Undrafted by the Bills in 2014 before being released at the start of the 2015 season Named a Freshman All-SEC in 2010
Thompson, Brandyn DB Edmonton Eskimos Drafted in 7th Round by the Redskins, where by yo-yo’ed between the Practice Squad and Active Roster In 2015 he contemplated retirement before agreeing a contract with Edmonton
Watkins, Patrick DB Edmonton Eskimos Drafted in the 5th Round by the Cowboys in 2006, moved from FS to SS during his 3 year stay in Dallas Unusually tall for a defenisve back, Watkins stands at 6ft 5in
Young, Marcell DB Edmonton Eskimos Spent about 4 months on the Saints Practice Squad in 2010 Attended Community College for 2 years before transferring to Jackson State
Buchanan, Michael DE Edmonton Eskimos Drafted in the 7th round by the Patriots in 2013, played a backup role with 2 sacks and 5 QB hits his rookie season Super Bowl XLIX champion
Hazelton, Vidal WR Edmonton Eskimos Undrated by the Chargers in 2011, spent time with the Bengals, Titans and Jets CFL Rookie of the Year Runner-up in 2015
Durant, Darian QB Saskatchewan Roughriders Preseason and part time Practice Squad member of the Ravens in 2005 2 time Grey Cup Champion in 2009 & 2013
Steele, Curtis RB Saskatchewan Roughriders Offseason member of the Ravens in 2010 In two years at Memphis he rushed for enough yards to be the colleges 3rd all-time leader (2,462)
Edwards, Armanti WR Saskatchewan Roughriders Drafted in the 3rd round by Carolina in 2010 as a QB, he played as a WR and KR in the NFL Holds most of the ASU offensive records as a QB and is the only 2-time winner of the Walter Payton award
Holley, Caleb WR Saskatchewan Roughriders Offseason member of the Bills in 2014 IFL Champion with the Sioux Falls Storm in 2016
Lankford, Ryan WR Saskatchewan Roughriders Offseason member of the Dolphins & Colts in 2014 Played as WR and Punter whilst at Illinois
Lawrence, Kendial RB Saskatchewan Roughriders Undrafted in 2013 for the Cowboys Played a season in the Italian Football league with the Milan Rhinos
Coleman, Thaddeus OL Saskatchewan Roughriders Offseason member of the Cardinals and Jets in 2008 Despite playing OL and weighing 320lbs, Coleman has recorded a catch in the IFL
Fulton, Xavier OL Saskatchewan Roughriders Drafted in the 5th Round by Tampa Bay in 2009, also played with the Colts, 49ers and Redskins Fulton was a “Workout Warrior”” in the 2009 draft scoring in the top 10 in 5 of the 6 O-Line drills”
King, Jarriel OL Saskatchewan Roughriders Undrafted by the Giants in 2011, he was signed by the Seahawks on the Practice Squad until 2012 Released by the Seahawks after being arrested for sexual assault
Irvin, Corey DT Saskatchewan Roughriders Drafted in the 3rd round by Carolina in 2009, also played with the Lions, Jaguars, Buccanneers, Bears & Cowboys Only recorded 14 tackles in a 5 year NFL career
Leonard, AC DE Saskatchewan Roughriders Undrafted in 2014 for the Vikings, he worked out as a TE Leonard is listed as a Defensive Lineman and a Wide Receiver in the CFL
Newsome, Jonathan LB Saskatchewan Roughriders Drafted in 5th Round by the Colts in 2014, released in 2015 after a drug possession charge He finished his rookie season with 6.5 sacks in the NFL, the 2nd most in 2014 by any rookie
Foster, Otha DB Saskatchewan Roughriders Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013, he was cut later in camp Foster served in the Marines for 2 years
Jones, Greg LB Saskatchewan Roughriders Drafted in 6th Round by the Giants in 2011, he spent time also with the Jaguars and the Titans Super Bowl XLVI Champion
Jones, Korey LB Saskatchewan Roughriders Undrafted in 2013 for the Cardinals he also spent an offseason with the Packers in 2014 Grey Cup Champion in 2015
Bennett, Fred DB Saskatchewan Roughriders Drafted in the 4th round by the Texans in 2007, he also played with the Chargers, Bengals and Cardinals He has 125 career NFL tackles and 5 interceptions across a 5 year career
Cox, Justin DB Saskatchewan Roughriders Undrafted in 2015 for the Texans He was arrested during his time in college and the NFL for domestic violence
Waters, Jake QB Saskatchewan Roughriders Undrafted by the Jaguars in 2015, later signed with the Seahawks after Tavaris Jackson was injured He set a NJCAA national record for completion percentage (73.3)
Brooks, Derrius DB Saskatchewan Roughriders Undrafted in 2012 for the Bengals was later a Practice Squad and Offseason member of the Saints and Bucs Has switched between the CFL and NFL at times during his career
Collins, Rickey WR Saskatchewan Roughriders Undrafted by the Packers in 2014, and released 2015 after an injury settlement Collins retired from football in 2012 to take care of his sick father before returning without a scholarship in 2013
Fuller, Jeff WR Saskatchewan Roughriders Undrafted by the Dolphins in 2012 until 2013 without playing a game, spent time with the Seahawks in the 2016 offseason Fuller is the Aggies all time receiving TD’s for a season record holder
Gaydosh, Lindon DT Saskatchewan Roughriders Undrafted by Carolina where he spent 2 years on IR between 2013-14 Drafted 1st overall in the 2013 CFL draft
Hus, Jorgen LS Saskatchewan Roughriders Offseason member of the Rams, Chiefs and Seahawks between 2013-15 Drafted in the 4th round by Edmonton in the 2013 CFL draft
Jackson, Buddy DB Saskatchewan Roughriders Offseason member of the Colts, Redskins, Giants, Steelers, Chiefs and Cowboys For an undrafted player, Jackson has had lots of opportunities to play in the NFL after beign a aprt of 6 different teams rosters in 3 years
Norwood, Eric LB Saskatchewan Roughriders Drafted by Carolina in the 4th round in 2010 he recorded 1 sack before being released in 2012 Norwood was a 3-time all SEC player between 2007-09
Roosevelt, Naaman WR Saskatchewan Roughriders Undrafted by the Bills in 2010 where he spent 2 seasons, before going on t the Lions and the Browns Roosevelt caught 25 passes for 1 TD in his NFL career
Bates, Phil WR Saskatchewan Roughriders Undrafted by the Seahawks in 2012, he spent 2 years on their Practice Squad, before signing with the Browns and Cowboys Super Bowl XLVIII Champion
Boone, Kadron WR Saskatchewan Roughriders Undrafted in 2014 by the Eagles, he also spent time with the Rams, Colts and Giants Boone was part of the LSU team that won the SEC in 2011
Chevrier, Randy LS Saskatchewan Roughriders Drafted by the Jaguars in the 7th round In 2001, he played with the Cowboys, Bengals and Jets 3 time Grey Cup Champion – 2003, 2008 and 2014
Burnett, Kaelin DE Saskatchewan Roughriders Undrafted by the Raiders in 2012 he also played for the Cardinals and Titans He is the youger brother of former NFL player Kevin Burnett
Jefferson, Willie LB Saskatchewan Roughriders Undrafted by the Texans in 2013 he also played for the Bills and Redskins Part of the group of 3 players released by the Texans for violating team rules prior to ther match with the Chiefs
Muamba, Henoc LB Saskatchewan Roughriders Origninally drafted in the CFL, Muamba signed with the Cowboys and Colts in a few offseasons Drafted 1st overall in the 2011 CFL draft
Adams, Royce DB Saskatchewan Roughriders Undrafted by the Jets and later of the Browns in 2012 Adams has played in the CFL, NFL, FXFL and the AFL
Davis, Dominique QB Winnipeg Blue Bombers Undrafted by the Falcons in 2012 he spent 2 season there before signing with the Titans and then the Colts He transferred from Boston College as he was back up to Matt Ryan who he would later back up in Atlanta
Nichols, Matt QB Winnipeg Blue Bombers Played in 2 offseason games for the Cowboys in 2012 where he threw 2 interceptions Nichols ranks 6th all-time in NCAA passing yards (12,616)
Denmark, Clarence WR Winnipeg Blue Bombers Undrafted in 2009 by the Jaguars he bounced on and off the team for 2 seasons before going to the CFL CFL All star in 2014
Dressler, Weston WR Winnipeg Blue Bombers Offseason member of the Chiefs in 2014 ater playing 5 years in the CFL Grey Cup Champion in 2013 and 2 time CFL All star
McDuffie, Quincy WR Winnipeg Blue Bombers Undrafted by th Broncos in 2013 A kick return specialist with an NCAA leading 34.2 yard average in 2012
Bond, Travis OL Winnipeg Blue Bombers Drafted by the Vikings in the 7th round, he moved to Carolina playing in 2 games before a short stint with the Rams Played for the LA Kiss in the AFL before signing with Winnipeg
Bryant, Stanley OL Winnipeg Blue Bombers Undrafted by the Broncos in 2009 Grey Cup Champion in 2014 and 2 time CFL All Star
Cole, Justin DE Winnipeg Blue Bombers Undrafted by the Chiefs in 2010, he later played with the Rams, Browns and Raiders He recorded 9 tackles in his 4 year NFL career
Shologan, Keith DT Winnipeg Blue Bombers Undrafted by the Chargers in 2008 he was cut early in camp before signing with Saskatchewan Shologan was a 1st round pick in 2008 in the CFL but opted to sign with the Chargers
Westerman, Jamal DL Winnipeg Blue Bombers Undrafted by the Jets in 2009, he also played for the Dolphins, Cardinals, Bills, Steelers, Browns and Bills He recorded 60 tackles and 6 sacks primarily during his time with the Jets
Knox, Kyle LB Winnipeg Blue Bombers Undrafted by the Seahawks in 2012 he spent the year on the Practice Sqaud and later signed with the Jaguars, Saints and Cowboys Know made it to the Saints active roster where he recorded 3 tackles
Wild, Ian LB Winnipeg Blue Bombers Undrafted by the Bills in 2012 and part of the Steelers in 2015 Wild also can operate as a Long Snapper
Fogg, Kevin DB Winnipeg Blue Bombers Undrafted by the Dolphins in 2014 and a Practice Squad member of the Steelers 3 time Big South Conference Champion 2012-14
Heath, TJ DB Winnipeg Blue Bombers Undrafted by the Jaguars in 2011, Practice Squad member of the Bengals, Bills, Browns, Dolphins, Panthers, Falcons and Giants Heath has been a member of a quarter of the teams in the NFL
Posey, Julian DB Winnipeg Blue Bombers Undrafted by the Jets in 2011, managed to get on the active roster for the Dolphins and Browns Posey, is the younger brother of 3rd round pick DeVier Posey
Leggett, Maurice DB Winnipeg Blue Bombers Had an outstanding first season as an undrafted rookie for the Chiefs, he later played with the Lions Won the Mack Lee Hill Award as the Kansas City Chiefs top rookie for 2008
Randle, Chris DB Winnipeg Blue Bombers Undrafted by the Cowboys in 2011. Acquired via a trade from Calgary for a 3rd round pick in 2014
Frederick, Travis DB Winnipeg Blue Bombers Drafted in the 7th round by the Steelers in 2012. Also played with the Giants, Saints and Browns Picked 2 selections before the Steelers took Kelvin Beachum who is now a franchise Left Tackle
Medlock, Justin K Winnipeg Blue Bombers Drafted in the 5th Round by the Chiefs but was cut early in the season, off season member of the Rams, Redskins, Lions, Panthers and Raiders After 5 years out of the NFL he won the Panthers starting job before losing it due to missed kicks
Rempel, Chad LS Winnipeg Blue Bombers Offseason member of the Bears in 2014 after a 10 year career in the CFL Rempel was part of the 4-man bobsleigh team that won the Canadian National Championship in 2009
Adams, Darvin WR Winnipeg Blue Bombers Undrafted by the Panthers in 2011 Part of the Cam Newton-led BCS National Championship Team in 2011
Harris, Macho DB Winnipeg Blue Bombers Drafted in the 5th Round by the Eagles, played with the Redskins and Steelers too Started his Eagles career as a starter before being released after 2 seasons
Sheppard, Gerard WR Winnipeg Blue Bombers Offseason and Practice Squad member of the Ravens and Packers Previously attended Connecticut before transferring to Towson for more playing time
Bennett, Bryan QB Winnipeg Blue Bombers Offseason member of the Colts in 2015 before being released in final cuts Originally played with Oregon as a backup before transferring to Southeastern Louisiana
Greenwood, Chris DB Winnipeg Blue Bombers Drafted in the 5th Round by the Lions but mainly on the Practice Squad, also played with the Cowboys, Vikings, Ravens and Patriots Despite his relatively high draft status, he has only appeared in 3 NFL games
Mayo, Thomas WR Winnipeg Blue Bombers Undrafted by the Raiders in 2012, he also played for the Jets Mayo has played in the NFL, CFL, IFL and AFL
Bethel-Thompson, McLeod QB Winnipeg Blue Bombers Undrafted by the 49ers he also spent time with the Dolphins, Vikings, New England Patriots and Eagles MBT has been signed twice by the same team 3 times in his 5 year career
Collaros, Zach QB Hamilton Tiger-Cats Undrafted by the Bucs in 2012 but failed to make the team Grey Cup Champion in 2012
Masoli, Jeremiah QB Hamilton Tiger-Cats Undrafted by the 49ers in 2011 but was released before the start of the season In 2010, Masoli was arrested on burglary charges
Mathews, Jeff QB Hamilton Tiger-Cats Undrafted by the Falcons in 2014 before signing with the Colts and then the Cardinals in the same year Mathews broke the record for career passing yards for Cornell by 2000 yards
Gable, CJ RB Hamilton Tiger-Cats Undrafted by the Saints and then the Bronocs in 2011 Won the 2013 most outstanding rookie of the year in the CFL
Prim_, Carl-Olivier FB Hamilton Tiger-Cats Undrafted by the Colts in 2013 Prim_ was drafted in the 3rd round by Hamilton in 2013
Banks, Brandon WR Hamilton Tiger-Cats Undrafted by the Redskins in 2010 he spent 3 years on the time primarily as a Return Specialist CFL All star in 2014 & 2015
Fantuz, Andy WR Hamilton Tiger-Cats After a 5 year career in the CFL, Fantuz was signed with the Bears for the 2011 off season Grey Cup Champion in 2007
Tasker, Luke WR Hamilton Tiger-Cats Undrafted by the Chargers in 2013 He is the son of the 7-time Pro Bowler Steve Tasker
Chiles, John WR Hamilton Tiger-Cats Undrafted by the Saints in 2011, he spent time between the AFL and CFL also reverting to play with the Rams and the Bears Chiles played both WR and QB in high-school and college
Elliott, Kevin WR Hamilton Tiger-Cats Undrafted by the Jaguars in 2012 and later of the Bills in 2013 Elliott was an FXFL All-Starin 2014
Lewis, Jeremy OL Hamilton Tiger-Cats Signed by the Bucs but was released early in camp in 2013 He managed to be a part of a NFL, AFL and CFL roster in 1 year
Simmons, Brian OL Hamilton Tiger-Cats Offseason member of the Patriots in 2010 CFL East All Star in 2014
Chick, John DE Hamilton Tiger-Cats Bounced around between the CFL and NFL before signing with the Jaguars for 2 seasons CFL All star in 2009 & 2014
Nevis, Drake DT Hamilton Tiger-Cats Drafted in the 3rd round by the Colts in 2011, also played with the Cowboys, Chargers, Jaguars and Panthers BSC Champion in 2007 in LSU
Tracy, Adrian DE Hamilton Tiger-Cats Drafted by the Giants in 2010 also spent time with the Cardinals Super Bowl XLVI Champion
Dean, Larry LB Hamilton Tiger-Cats Undrafted by the Vikings in 2011 where he spent 2 season befor moving on to the Bills and then the Bucs All time leading tackler in Valdosta State history
Lawrence, Simoni LB Hamilton Tiger-Cats Undrafted by the Rams in 2010 he also spent time with the Eagles, Bears, Bucs and Vikings CFL All star in 2015
Smith, Will LB Hamilton Tiger-Cats Drafted in the 7th round by the Cowboys in 2014 and returned in 2015 after being cut Cut to make room for Michael Sam in 2014 on the Cowboys roster
Murray, Rico DB Hamilton Tiger-Cats Undrafted in 2009 by the Bengals where he spent 2 years Murray was born in Ohio where he played his whole college and professional career before going to the CFL
Pointer, Quinton DB Hamilton Tiger-Cats Undrafted by the Rams in 2012 where he spent 2 season before signing with the Bucs and the Ravens Pointer was a 4 year starter in college recording 40 or more tackles each year
Vaughn, Cassius DB Hamilton Tiger-Cats Undrafted by the Broncos in 2010 he also played with the Colts, Lions, Ravens and Chargers He recorded 143 NFL tackles with 7 interceptions and 2 TD’s
Raymond, Keon DB Hamilton Tiger-Cats Undrafted by the Titans in 2006 Grey Cup Champion in 2008 & 2014
Collins, Jasper WR Hamilton Tiger-Cats Undrafted in 2013 by the Dolphins and also spent time with the Browns, Steeler and Bengals FXFL All Star in 2014
Johnson, Delano DE Hamilton Tiger-Cats Undrafted by the Texans in 2012 until 2013 He studied Pedology in college and mentors children in his free time
Harris, Jacory QB Hamilton Tiger-Cats Undrafted by the Eagles in 2012 He was Mr Football USA in 2007
Owens, Chad WR Hamilton Tiger-Cats Drafted in the 6th round by the Jaguars in 2005 He won an amateur MMA fight in the 2012 offseason
Scheuerman, Ross RB Hamilton Tiger-Cats Undrafted by the Steelers in 2015 and also a member of the Packers and Eagles Won Rookie of the year at Lafayette in 2011
Scott, Da’Rel RB Hamilton Tiger-Cats Drafted by the Giants in the 7th Round where he played for 2 seasons Super Bowl XLVI Champion
Toliver, Terrence WR Hamilton Tiger-Cats Undrafted by the Texans in 2011, he also played with the Lions, Bears and Chargers BSC Champion in 2008 in LSU
Washington, Demond DB Hamilton Tiger-Cats Undrafted by the Chiefs in 2011 Washington also doubles as a Returns Specialist
Adams, Johnny DB Hamilton Tiger-Cats Undrafted by the Texans in 2013, later played with the Colts, Raiders and Bills Played in 4 games with the Bills in 2013
Carden, Shane QB Montreal Alouettes Undrafted by the Bears in 2015 AAC MVP 2013
Logan, Stefan RB Montreal Alouettes Undrafted by the Dolphins in 2007, later signed with the Steelers and the Lions Was an NFL Pro Bowl Alternate in 2010
Sutton, Tyrell RB Montreal Alouettes Undrafted by the Packers in 2009, before signing with the Panthers and later the Seahawks CFL All star in 2015
Cunningham, BJ WR Montreal Alouettes Drafted by the Dolphins in the 6th round in 2012 and later signed with the Eagles and the Bears He is the Michigan State all-time leader in receptions (218) and receiving yards (3,086)
Gigure, Sam WR Montreal Alouettes Signed from the CFL from the Colts in 2008 where he spent 2 seasons before another 2 seasons at the Giants CFL 1st Round pick in 2008
Blake, Philip OL Montreal Alouettes Drafted in the 4th round by the Broncos in 2012. He later signed with the Cardinals after being released He was drafted in the 4th round in the NFL and then in the 3rd round CFL
Lavarias, Aaron DE Montreal Alouettes Undrafted by the Patriots 2012 he spent time on and off the Practice Squad He recorded 11 sacks over 2 seasons and has fitted in well in the CFL
Cox, Chip LB Montreal Alouettes Undrafted by the Lions in 2005, he later signed with the Redskins in 2007 CFL All star in 2009, 2011 & 2013
Herbert, Kyries LB Montreal Alouettes Undrafted by the Vikings in 2002, later of the Teaxns, Bucs and Bengals CFL All star in 2012
Koster, Jared LB Montreal Alouettes Undrafted by the Bucs in 2015 He was a captain in High School and a special teams standout
Venable, Winston LB Montreal Alouettes Undrated by the Bears in 2011 CFL All star in 2015
Woods, Bear LB Montreal Alouettes Undrafted by the Falcons in 2010 CFL All star in 2014
Johnson, Jovon DB Montreal Alouettes Undrafted by the Steelers in 2006, playing only on Special Teams CFL All star in 2009 & 2011
Crompton, Jonathan QB Montreal Alouettes Drafted in the 5th round by the Chargers, he later spent time with the Patriots, Bucs and Redskins Considered a 5 star recruit out of high school, he was ranked 3rd out of QB’s
Evans, DeQuin DL Montreal Alouettes Undrafted by the Bengals in 2011. In 2013, Evans was suspended for 8 games at which point the Bengals released him
Green, SJ WR Montreal Alouettes After 2 seasons in the CFL, he signed with the Jets in 2010 but was released after OTA’s Grey Cup Champion in 2011 & 2012
Parker, Billy DB Montreal Alouettes Undrafted by the Browns in 2004, later spent time with the Panthers Grey Cup Champion in 2009 & 2010
Bamiro, Michael OL Montreal Alouettes Undrafted by the Eagles in 2013-14, he later signed with the Giants for a season Bamiro is one of the tallest players in the CFL standing at 6ft 8″”
Drew, Ray DT Montreal Alouettes Offseason member of the Dolphins, Browns, Packers and Panthers Ran a 4.83 40yd dash at his College Pro Day
Halliday, Conor QB Montreal Alouettes After signing with the Redskins in 2015, he decided to retire from football rather than attend mini-camp NCAA FBS Record for most passes attempted in a single game (89)
Henry, Marcus WR Montreal Alouettes Drafted in the 6th round by the Jets, he later had a short stint with the Panthers Despite modest college production Henry was considered a project due to his height
Underwood, Tiquan WR Montreal Alouettes Drafted in the 7th round by the Jaguars Underwood was famously cut the night before the Superbowl by the Patriots
Wooten, Khalid DB Montreal Alouettes Drafted by the Titans in the 6th round in 2013 Wooten was a four-year letterman in high school
Burris, Henry QB Ottawa Redblacks Signed from the CFL by the Packers and played for most a season as that starter for the Bears in 2002 CFL All Star in 1998 & 2008
Harris, Trevor QB Ottawa Redblacks Undrafted by the Jaguars in 2010, he moved to the AFL after being cut Grey Cup Champion in 2012
Jensen, Brock QB Ottawa Redblacks Undrafted by the Dolphins in 2014 3_ FCS national champion (2011_2013)
O’Brien, Danny QB Ottawa Redblacks Undrafted by the Falcons in 2014 but was cut after mini camp Had a College career QBR of 127.5 in 4 years
Ellingson, Greg WR Ottawa Redblacks Undrafted by the Jaguars in 2011, and the Bucs then in 2012 CFL East All Star in 2016
Williams, Chris WR Ottawa Redblacks Undrafted by the Dolphins before signing with the Browns the following season CFL All star in 2012
Rogers, SirVincent OL Ottawa Redblacks Undrafted by the Dolphins in 2009 Arena Bowl Champion and CFL All Star
Jackson, Malik LB Ottawa Redblacks Undrafted by the Raiders in 2008 Jackson can play both as a linebacker and defensive back
Boyett, Josh DB Ottawa Redblacks Drafted by the Colts in the 6th round but was released before signing with the Broncos Boyett was released by both the Colts and Broncos for getting arrested on 2 separate occasions
Kanneh, Abdul DB Ottawa Redblacks Undrafted by the Browns in 2013 Originally born in London and became a CFL All Star in 2015
Criner, Juron WR Ottawa Redblacks Drafted in the 5th round by the Raiders in 2012-13 before spending time with the Giants on the Practice Squad He had 16 catches for 151 yards in 12 games as a rookie in the 2012 season
Draheim, Tommie C Ottawa Redblacks Undrafted by the Packers in 2012 he spent time with the Seahawks, Patriots & Jaguars in the same season later was with the Chiefs and Cardinals He was First-team All-Mountain West Conference in college
Powell, William RB Ottawa Redblacks Undrafted by the Cardinals in 2011 and spent time with the Eagles, Texans and Lions Had a 24yd kick return average in the NFL
Harris, John WR Ottawa Redblacks Undrafted by the Eagles and then of the Falcons in 2015 He was part of the college teams that won the Alamo and Holiday Bowl while at Texas
Madu, Mossis RB Ottawa Redblacks Undrafted by the Bucs in 2011 until 2012 when he was signed by the Jets He had 55 yds rushing in his NFL career
Reed, Taylor LB Ottawa Redblacks Undrafted by the Cowboys in 2013 and was later signed to a futures contract by the Patriots in 2014 Reed recorded over 400 tackles in his college career
Johnson, Keelan DB Ottawa Redblacks Undrafted by the Dolphins in 2013, later spent time with the Eagles, Cowboys and Seahawks Recorded only 1 tackle in his 2 year NFL career
Hazel, Paul DL Ottawa Redblacks Undrafted by the Jaguars in 2013, later of the Browns, Texans and Giants Hazel is a relatively small Defensive end, only weighing in at 227lbs
Stangby, Joshua WR Ottawa Redblacks Undrafted by the Falcons on 2015 and later spent time with the Colts Only spent 4 days on the Falcons roster after beign signed after the draft
LeFevour, Dan QB Toronto Argonauts Drafted in the 6th round by the Bears in 2010, later spent time with the Bengals, Colts and Jaguars Previously held the record in the NCAA for total touchdowns before being surpassed by Case Keenum
Ray, Ricky QB Toronto Argonauts Undrafted by the 49ers in 2001. Later signed for the Jets after 2 years in the AFL and CFL Holds the CFL records for completion % in a season record (77%) and also season QBR with 126.7
Willy, Drew QB Toronto Argonauts Undrafted by the Ravens, later with the Jets, Colts and Chargers UFL Champion in 2010 and Grey Cup Champion in 2013
Malena, Ben RB Toronto Argonauts Undrafted by the Cowboys in 2014 before signing with the Texans, he resigned with the Cowboys in 2015 Malena spent his whole college and professional carrer in Texas
Posey, DaVier WR Toronto Argonauts Drafted in the 3rd round by the Texans in 2012, later signed with the Jets and the Broncos Posey was traded to the Jets for another 3rd round pick WR which was used to draft Jaelen Strong, who is having a similar NFL career as Posey.
Shaw, Kenny WR Toronto Argonauts Undrafted by the Browns in 2014, later signing with the Jaguars and Raiders Part of the BCS National Championship Florida Team
Wylie, Devon WR Toronto Argonauts Drafted in the 4th round by the Chiefs in 2012, spent time with the Cardinals, Steelers, Titans, 49ers, Rams, Raiders and Falcons Despite being on the roster of 8 teams and being drafted in the 4th round, he only manager 53 receiving yards
Holmes, Tyler OL Toronto Argonauts Undrafted by the Vikings in 2012. He was drafted in the first round of the CFL in 2011
Smith, Wayne OL Toronto Argonauts Undrafted by the Redskins in 2002 and played with the Broncos in 2003 Grey Cup Champion in 2007
van Roten, Greg OL Toronto Argonauts Undrafted by the Packers in 2012 where he spent 2 seasons before signing with the Seahawks Played in 10 games for the Packers over 2 seasons
Bishop, Ken DL Toronto Argonauts Drafted in the 7th round by the Cowboys in 2014 Was released by the Cowboys to make way for Greg Hardy
Hall, Bryan DL Toronto Argonauts Undrafted by the Ravens in 2011 Super Bowl XLVII Champion
Hickman, Justin DE Toronto Argonauts Undrafted by the Redskins in 2007, later with the Colts in 2012-13 CFL All star in 2011
Lemon, Shawn DL Toronto Argonauts Originally played in the CFL for 4 seasons before signing with the Steelers and then the 49ers in 2015 Of all the CFL players to play in the NFL, Lemon’s route is less travelled having been a CFL player before he went to the NFL
Robertson, Tracy DL Toronto Argonauts Undrafted by the Texans in 2012, later played with the Lions, Patriots and Dolphins then 2 seasons at the Bears In his first 3 teams he barely made it to the offseason program before being cut
Greenwood, Cory LB Toronto Argonauts Undrafted in the NFL by the Chiefs where he spent 3 seasons before signing with the Lions He was drafted with the 3rd overall pick in the 2010 CFL Draft
Berry, Aaron DB Toronto Argonauts Undrafted by the Lions in 2010 where he spent 2 seasons before signing with the Jets and then the Browns Berry recorded an interception on his NFL debut
Jefferson, AJ DB Toronto Argonauts Undrafted in 2010 by the Cardinals later traded to the Vikings followed by a short stint with the Seahawks Jefferson was traded for a 6th round pick by the Vikings in 2013
Sweeting, Rod DB Toronto Argonauts Undrafted by the Saints in 2013 abd spent time on the Practice Squad on the Dolphins, Bills and Cowboys Sweeting was the MVP of the 2012 Sun Bowl
McFadden, Marshall LB Toronto Argonauts Undrafted by the Steelers in 2012 then later of the Raiders and Rams Cut by the Steelers to make way for the signings of Brian Hoyer and Plaxico Burress
Bourke, Josh OL Toronto Argonauts Undrafted by the Packers in 2006 he spent 1 season with the team CFL All star in 2011 & 2012
Fajardo, Cody QB Toronto Argonauts Undrafted by the Raiders in 2015 and was released as part of final cuts Fajardo is one of only two players in NCAA history with 9,000 yards passing and 3,000 yards rushing
Foley, Ricky DL Toronto Argonauts Undrafted by the Ravens in 2006, Foley played in the CFL for a few seasons before signing with the Seahawks and Jets in 2010 Grey Cup Champion in 2006, 2012 & 2013
Green, Isaiah DB Toronto Argonauts Undrafted by the Bills in 2012 then later with the Colts and Steelers Green was on the 4×100-meter relay team that won a Gold medal at the World Youth Athletic Championships
Josey, Henry RB Toronto Argonauts Undrafted by the Eagles in 2014, he was also part of the Colts, Jaguars and Vikings in the same year In 2011 he had an 8.1 yards per carry whilst playing in college
Owusu-Ansah, Akwasi DB Toronto Argonauts Drafted in the 4th round by the Cowboys in 2010, he later played with the Jaguars, Saints, Lions and Raiders Owusu-Ansah was a small school standout and was drafted due to his high measurables in the 4th round
Davis, Andre WR Toronto Argonauts Undrafted by the Bills and later signed to the Bucs offseason squad in 2015 Davis was cut and resigned within 10 days of the Bucs 2015 mini camp
Jacobs, Chuck WR Toronto Argonauts Undrafted by the 49ers in 2013 where he spent 2 seasons before signing for the Ravens in 2015. Jacobs tore his ACL in 2013 during training camp which stunted his growth with the 49ers
Kackert, Chad RB Toronto Argonauts Undrafted by the Jaguars in 2010 Grey Cup Champion and MVP in 2012
Morgan, Joseph WR Toronto Argonauts Undrafted by the Saints in 2011 where he spent 4 seasons before signing with the Ravens Morgan had an NFL career 33.6yds per catch average from 14 catches
Wallace, Devonte OL Toronto Argonauts Undrafted by the Dolphins in 2014, later signing with the Panthers in 2015 Wallace failed to appear in an NFL game in his 2 years in the league
Washington, Brandon OL Toronto Argonauts Drafted in the 6th Round by the Eagles in 2012, before signing with the Rams for 2 seasons Washington managed to appear in 1 NFL game during his time with the Rams
Rogers, Da’Rick WR Toronto Argonauts Undrafted in 2013 by the Bills, before signing with the Colts and Chiefs Rogers had 2 TD’sin 1 game for the Colts against the Bengals
Martin, Eric DL Toronto Argonauts Undrafted by the Saints in 2013, before signing with the Browns and the Patriots Super Bowl champion XLIX
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s