Two Canadian linebackers headed to New York Giants rookie mini-camp

Canadian linebackers Christophe Mulumba and Frederic Chagnon have accepted invites to New York Giants rookie mini-camp.

Mulumba, who was selected in the third round, 22nd overall in the 2017 CFl draft by the Edmonton Eskimos, recorded 97 tackles, seven tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and two pass break-ups in 10 games during his senior year with the Black Bears. He racked up 347 career tackles while playing four seasons at Maine. The six-foot-one, 245-pounder was selected to the New England Football Writers’ All-New England team and garnered his third All-CAA (Colonial Athletic Conference) first-team selection after the 2016 campaign.

Chagnon, picked in the third round, 24th overall by the BC Lions, registered 22.5 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack, four pass breakups, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception for a Montreal defence that gave up the fewest points (72) and yards per game (267.4) in Canadian university football last season.

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9 Comments on Two Canadian linebackers headed to New York Giants rookie mini-camp

  1. The CFL Draft needs to be moved up 2 weeks to third week of May. Training camp needs to start after June 1 now that NFL teams are giving invites to so many CIS players. Most won’t make it to NFL training camps.

  2. The CFL needs to wake up! Canadian players picked 22nd and 24th in the so called CFL Canadian Draft are still going to NFL camps. The Canadian players are making a complete mockery and a fool of out of the CFL and CFL Canadian Draft that they aren’t even committed to nor the Canadian ratio, or committed to even playing in the CFL. Because they are more focused on going to NFL camps and are signing more and more every year in the NFL. When they are desperately needed in the CFL to fill an unrealistic Canadian starter and huge Canadian roster ratio for nine CFL teams, that doesn’t work in today’s competitive professional sports world. When there aren’t near enough quality Canadian players out there to begin, and not even close! So where is the logic here! So it’s ok for the Canadian players to look out for their best interests and opportunities and be the best they can be. But it’s not OK for the CFL to look out for their best interests and be the best they can be, by allowing the best and most talented available players to start and play in the CFL for entire game and at every position, like every other professional sports league can, including the MLS. This is ludicrous! And there is something really wrong with this picture! And why is the sports media in Canada and the CFL covering this up! Why? Because they are afraid of the Candian players and their controlling, basically Canadian player’s union, made up of carefully selected over-rated and grossly overpaid Canadian O-Linemen, and afraid of their controlling, handcuffing, guaranteed Canadian starter and huge Canadian roster ratios. Well the CFL has only two choices here, and they are, to continue this foolishness and keep declining in popularity and continue to lose more fans and viewers, and lose more season ticket holders and lose more revenue for the league and their owners. Or the CFL can finally wake up and take real action to stop the Canadian players and their controlling, basically Canadian player’s union from dictating to the CFL who starts and plays in the CFL, if it means locking them out. If the CFL really wants to survive and grow as a real professional 3 down football league. And it’s about time the CFL has a real draft, a CFL Open Draft that will actually have some credibility and will be actually respected and not an embarrassment that know wants to watch or cares about!

    • I don’t disagree with what you are saying but if they get rid of the Canadian ratio requirement then they might as well get rid of the Canadian rules and play American football.

  3. Sorry, last line type error, meant to type…that no one wants to watch…

  4. It’s only a mini camp invite. The vast majority of these will not be signed

  5. Solara2000 // May 12, 2017 at 2:11 pm //

    I agree it’s only a mini-camp and that the majority of players are really just ‘camp-fodder’. While it is understandable the players should be pursuing their best interests because it is a business, I think the whole concept of the ratio is outdated and does place the league somewhat at peril. Fans want to see the best, without asterisks, that each team can field. Obviously nothing can/will be done until the term of the collective agreement expires, but at that time the Ownership have the opportunity to evolve with the times and bargain out the ratio. Having said that, it won’t be without cost and probable work disruption but the alternative is the status quo or reducing the ratio to a point where it is a non-issue.

  6. Terry thanks for the reply, no they don’t have to get rid of our rules. Just let our 3 down game like our hockey game, be played with the best and most talented available players and at every position for entire CFL game, like every other professional sports league can, including the MFL. So CFL 3 down professional football can be finally played at its highest level with the best available players.

  7. So you want the CFL to become the minor league for the NFL?

  8. These guys will be in CFL camps in the next couple weeks. Think I read some time back 80% of the CFL guys from both sides of the border DO NOT make any NFL active or practice roster. Good for them to get it out of their system once they get cut lose and head back north across the border where can will play and make a decent buck if they stick it out in the long run.

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