Alex MacMillan - Mar 19, 2020

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Wednesday that non-essential travel between the United States and Canada will be halted to slow the spread of COVID-19, and the news may affect the 2020 CFL season, which is set to begin in under 100 days. New COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and the CFL The new widespread travel […]

Matt Nichols
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Sep 26, 2019

If the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are going to end their 29-year Grey Cup drought, it won’t be with Matt Nichols at quarterback. Rumblings of Nichols missing the remainder of the 2019 season surfaced Monday, but the Last Word on CFL couldn’t confirm the news. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers officially revealed Thursday evening that Nichols had […]

zach collaros
Josh McSwain - Jul 31, 2019

The Toronto Argonauts have acquired quarterback Zach Collaros from the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The former Argonaut comes back to the team after five plus seasons in Hamilton and Saskatchewan to inject new life into a struggling offense.

Jeremiah Masoli
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jul 27, 2019

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have confirmed that Jeremiah Masoli will miss the remainder of the 2019 CFL season with a torn ACL in his left knee. The team issued an update less than 24 hours after Masoli went down on a non-contact play while being chased by Winnipeg’s Craig Roh in the first quarter of Hamilton’s […]

Brandon Banks
Connor Knight - Jul 17, 2019

The success of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats this season is in large part due to the contributions of Brandon Banks. In his seventh season in the CFL, all with the Tiger-Cats, Banks is on pace to break his single-season record for receiving yards. Leading the league with 506 receiving yards and third in receiving touchdowns with […]

Dominique Davis
Liam Fox - Jun 14, 2019

Dominique Davis will be the starting quarterback for the Redblacks’ season opener this Saturday. It is the career backup’s first real chance at a starting role in the CFL and two of his teammates could not be happier for him. Redblacks defensive backs Jonathan Rose and Sherrod Baltimore were roommates with Davis last season. When […]

Jon Ryan

As per Rod Pedersen on Twitter, it appears the Riders have signed former NFL Punter, Jon Ryan. The Riders have signed Jon Ryan. — Rod Pedersen (@rodpedersen) May 14, 2019 Born and raised in Regina, Ryan attended the University of Regina. He was selected by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the third round, 24th […]

CFL Ratio

Who said the off-season has to be boring? Five weeks removed from free agency and still seven weeks out from the draft there was a lull in major CFL news. That is until Justin Dunk of 3DownNation released an explosive piece detailing how the CFL and CFLPA appear to both be in agreement to reduce […]


Two weeks have passed since the start of CFL free agency and there are hot takes aplenty. With a flurry of moves making the West Divison stronger, many are criticizing Saskatchewan for not doing enough. Look no further than Twitter and one would be led to believe that the Riders are destined to go 3-15. […]

CFL Free Agency

CFL free agency wasted no time sending Twitter into a frenzy when it kicked off at 12:00 P.M. Eastern time. The fireworks got off to an early start. News of Mike Reilly signing a four-year deal with the B.C. Lions leaked a whole 15 hours before free agency. The day appeared to belong to the […]

Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jan 15, 2019

The month of January and CFL news don’t correlate that often. Both Prairie provinces broke that narrative today after two massive CFL news stories surfaced. At 7:30 a.m. local time, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers announced the re-signing of the reigning CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player, Adam Bighill. Hours later, @CFL_News on Twitter reported that Chris […]

Duron Carter
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Aug 11, 2018

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have announced that the team has cut international wide receiver Duron Carter. We have announced the following roster moves: RELEASED: •Int’l receiver, Duron Carter#CFL — Saskatchewan Roughriders (@sskroughriders) August 12, 2018 Duron Carter’s CFL Career Carter’s two-year career with the Saskatchewan Roughriders comes to an abrupt end. The two-time CFL all-star had […]

Adarius Bowman
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jul 23, 2018

Kavis Reed and the Montreal Alouettes still have the trade fever as they acquired 11-year veteran Adarius Bowman Monday afternoon in a trade with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Adarius Bowman traded In return for Bowman, the Alouettes are sending over a conditional draft pick in the 2019 CFL Draft. The Blue Bombers are essentially giving away […]

Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jul 22, 2018

The Johnny Manziel era in Hamilton has ended without Manziel seeing a regular season snap on offence in a Tiger-Cats jersey. Johnny Manziel traded to the Montreal Alouettes Sending shockwaves throughout the CFL, TSN’s Duane Forde and David Naylor announced Sunday night that the Tiger-Cats sent quarterback Johnny Manziel and offensive linemen Tony Washington and Landon […]

Delvin Breaux
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jun 18, 2018

Cornerback Delvin Breaux has re-joined the Hamtilon Tiger-Cats after spending the 2015 and 2016 seasons with the National Football League’s New Orleans Saints. Delvin Breaux’s signing Breaux was a Tiger-Cat for two seasons (2013 and 2014) where he established himself as one of the top defenders in the league en route to a CFL all-star […]

Rod Villagomez - Feb 18, 2017

The Edmonton Eskimos have been relatively quiet thus far in free agency. However, the team has recently brought in Travon Van and Aston Whiteside, two defending Grey Cup champions, to bolster their roster. Travon Van and Aston Whiteside to Rejoin Maas in Edmonton Ottawa Redblacks running back Travon Van and defensive end Aston Whiteside have signed on to be […]

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Oliver Eastwood - Mar 19, 2020

The last time a CFL team went a whole season without a win, Newfoundland had just joined Canada. But what caused the decline in winless seasons in the CFL?

Vontae Diggs of the Edmonton Eskimos
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Mar 19, 2020

The CFL’s a league of high turnover, which also means high opportunity. Rookies from all over North America are continually making immediate splashes in Canada at young ages. And luckily for each CFL team, they have stars aged 25 or younger on the horizon. Rising CFL Stars Hamilton: Jaelon Acklin As a 24-year-old rookie, Acklin […]

Edmonton Eskimos
Oliver Eastwood - Mar 19, 2020

The international outcry surrounding the death of George Floyd in police custody has made its way north of the border to Canada and has reopened discussions around diversity and racism. CFL teams all offered their solidarity with the black community and affirmed their anti-racism stance; however, one team has faced backlash over the hypocrisy over their […]

Labour Day Classic
Last Word Staff - Mar 19, 2020

The ongoing pandemic is threatening the 2020 CFL season. CFL games may restart in September but, according to league commissioner Randy Ambrosie, this is the best-case scenario. Until then, unfortunately, CFL fans will be left with little more than reruns and football games at the All Jackpots Casino. News has recently emerged about a potential […]

Sean Thomas-Erlington of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Mar 19, 2020

If there’s a player who deserves to be bitter about coronavirus postponing the 2020 CFL season, it’s Sean Thomas Erlington. Instead, the 27-year-old is eager to pick up where he left off. The Montreal native exploded out of the gates with Hamilton in 2019, averaging 139 yards per game — a total of 224 rushing […]

The Grey Cup
Oliver Eastwood - Mar 19, 2020

A few days ago, CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie hosted a virtual Town Hall. In it, he made a few key announcements regarding the 2020 season. Ambrosie discussed both a shortened season and the cancellation of Touchdown Atlantic; however, the most impactful point made concerned the change to the Grey Cup hosting format. Previously, teams bid […]

Edmonton Eskimos quaterback Trevor Harris
Josh McSwain - Mar 19, 2020

Following up an icon on a sports team is no easy task. In the case of Edmonton starting pivot Trevor Harris, he is following up two different signal-callers that have been among the most accomplished in the history of the CFL. But more than just following up on Ricky Ray and Mike Reilly, Harris has […]

Mosaic Stadium in Regina
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Mar 19, 2020

Yesterday the CFL provided a much-needed public update to the state of its 2020 season. Commissioner Randy Ambrosie’s message had three key points: a potential season start date, the cancellation of Touchdown Atlantic, and a new Grey Cup host (possibly). Debating over the likelihood of the 2020 season being played would be endless, so hypothetically […]