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Terrell Owens Starts Procedure with Edmonton Eskimos

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Soon to be Pro Football Hall of Famer Terrell Owens may be 44 years old, but he is “absolutely” looking to resume his playing career, this time, in the CFL.

Owens officially activated a procedural window that requires the Edmonton Eskimos, who own his rights, to offer him a contract or release him from their negotiation list within 10 days, according to ESPN’s Kevin Seifert.

Owens “absolutely 100 percent” wants to play in the CFL, according to his agent Jason Staroszik, via TSN.

“He still feels like he has some football years left in him,” Staroszik said. “He just loves the game and wants to get back to playing whether it’s the CFL or NFL.”

Owens’ last NFL season was 2010, when he caught 72 passes playing for the Cincinnati Bengals.

 

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Eskimos Sign Matthieu Betts

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The Edmonton Eskimos have agreed to terms with outside linebacker/defensive end Matthieu Betts, according to TSN’s Farhan Lalji.

Betts, 24, was drafted by Edmonton with the third overall pick in the 2019 CFL Draft, but signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in April.

Betts was cut when rosters were trimmed to 53-players.

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Tiger Cats Sign Tyrell Sutton

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed veteran running back Tyrell Sutton, according to a post Sutton put up on his Instagram page.

Sutton, 32, is a former CFL All-Star who has played for the Montreal Alouettes, B.C. Lions, and signed with the Toronto Argonauts although he never played a down for the team.

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Blue Bombers’ Andrew Harris Suspended Two Games

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris has been suspended for two games following a failed drug test, according to an official league announcement.

Harris, 32, reportedly tested positive for Metandienone, which is a banned substance in the CFL.

“Throughout my four years playing here in Winnipeg, I have been drug tested more than any other player on our team to the point that it has become a running joke within our locker room,” Harris said. “I’m still in shock and disbelief at the news.

“The timeline makes it very clear — I was not using a banned substance for performance enhancing purposes, nor was I aware that I was taking any supplements with any banned substances in them. Based on the fact pattern, this is clearly a case of product contamination.”

“My road to becoming a starter in the CFL was extremely difficult, and I take a lot of pride in the honest blue collar work I’ve put in to reach this point in my career,” he said. “As unsettling and painful as this is to me and my family, I hope this can be a helpful reminder to all athletes about being extremely cautious and aware of what they are taking and putting into their bodies.”

“I can’t wait to rejoin my teammates and the city of Winnipeg in our quest to bring a Grey Cup to this wonderful city that I am fortunate enough to call home”.

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