Buffalo Bills hold CFL-themed workout

There were four players with CFL backgrounds who worked out for the Buffalo Bills on Friday.

Receiver DaVaris Daniels and defensive backs Jonathon Mincy, Kacy Rodgers and Jonathan Rose.

Daniels, the 2016 Most Outstanding Rookie, was slowed by injury in 2017. He burst onto the scene a year ago showing deep threat ability and that flashed in his first full season with Calgary. Over 13 games in 2017, Daniels made 47 receptions for 743 yards and four touchdowns.

Mincy played boundary corner for Montreal in 2017 where many of the best wide outs in the CFL line up each week. He was targeted 6.2 times per game in 2017 and he allowed a 64 per cent completion rate and 42.3 yards per game, leading the league in those categories (statistics via Onside CFL Fantasy host Dave Dawson).

Rodgers emerged as a top cover man in the league while making 42 tackles, two forced fumbles and one interception for the Rides in 2017. He’s starting to pile up the NFL workouts which signal improved chances of being offered a contract.

Rose made 108 tackles, three interceptions, two forced fumbles, and one sack in two seasons with Ottawa.

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Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.
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8 Comments on Buffalo Bills hold CFL-themed workout

  1. All 4 of them might get contracts soon

  2. contracts mean nothing unless there is a SSign bonus

  3. Bills need all the help they can get – NCAA, NFL,CFL, Arena and CIS. Good football players come in many different areas of North America. If no NFL deals these guys will be back north of the border in 2018 no doubt.

    • The CIS ????
      Very rare for a CIS player to play in the NFL except maybe a bigger than normal player on the “O” line they don’t have the resume.
      Playing football in the NCAA is a full time job, the players are bigger, faster, stronger, better coached.
      The CIS is not anywhere near the level of the NCAA.

    • The Bills have 8 wins so far this year!!
      Like every NFL team they will be looking for talent in the NCAA, NFL, the best Arena and CFL players?
      CIS?????????? that was sarcasm right?

  4. Edward Leslie // December 23, 2017 at 4:19 am //

    I like Mincy’s chances best of all. He was a good cover guy for Montreal. He was one of their few bright spots in 2017.

  5. Stefan Charles, Regina, DT (Buffalo)
    Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, OT, McGill (Kansas City)
    David Foucault, OT, Montreal (Carolina)
    Akiem Hicks, Regina, DE (New Orleans)
    Henoc Muamba, LB, StFX (Indianapolis)
    Jon Ryan, Regina, P (Seattle)

    FORMER CIS PLAYERS RECENTLY RELEASED BY NFL TEAMS:

    Linden Gaydosh, DT, Calgary (released by Carolina on Aug. 24)
    Cory Greenwood, LB, Concordia (released by Detroit on Aug. 8)
    Jorgen Hus, LS, Regina (released by St. Louis on Aug. 25)
    Israel Idonije, DE, Manitoba (released by New York Giants on Aug. 30)
    Vaughn Martin, DT, Western (released by Detroit on June 2)
    Chad Rempel, LS, Saskatchewan (released by Chicago on Aug. 18)

    ALL-TIME CIS PLAYERS IN THE NFL (at least one regular season or playoff game):

    Stefan Charles, Regina, DT (Buffalo 2013)
    Akiem Hicks, Regina, DE (New Orleans 2012-2013)
    Jon Ryan, Regina, P (Seattle 2008-2013 / Green Bay 2006-2007)
    Cory Greenwood, Concordia, LB (Kansas City 2010-2012)
    Vaughn Martin, Western, DT (Miami 2013 / San Diego 2009-2012)
    Israel Idonije, Manitoba, DE (Detroit 2013 / Chicago 2004-2012)
    Samuel Giguère, Sherbrooke, WR (Indianapolis 2009)
    Dan Federkeil, Calgary, OL (Indianapolis 2006-2009)
    Steve Morley, Saint Mary’s, OG/OT (New York Jets 2005)
    Randy Chevrier, McGill, LS/DE (Dallas & Cincinnati 2001)
    Jean-Philippe Darche, McGill, LS (Seattle 2000-2006 / Kansas City 2007-2008)
    Jerome Pathon, Acadia, REC (Indianapolis 1998-2001 / New Orleans 2002-2004 / Atlanta 2005)
    Tim Tindale, Western, RB (Buffalo 1995-1997)
    Mark Montreuil, Concordia, CB (San Diego 1995-1997)
    Tyrone Williams, Western, WR (Dallas 1993)
    Dean Dorsey, Toronto, K (Green Bay & Philadelphia 1988)
    Brant Bengen, UBC, WR (Seattle 1987)
    Dave Sparenberg, Western, OG (Cleveland 1987)
    Brian Belway, Calgary, DE (Los Angeles Raiders 1987)
    Mike Schad, Queen’s, OG (Los Angeles Rams 1987-1988 / Philadelphia 1989-1993)
    Ken Clark, Saint Mary’s, P (Los Angeles Rams 1979)
    Brian Fryer, Alberta, REC (Washington 1976)
    Jim Young, Queen’s, RB/REC (Minnesota 1965-1966)
    Bill Crawford, UBC, OG (New York Giants 1960)
    Joe Krol, Western, K/RB (Detroit 1945)
    Les Lear, Manitoba, OG/OT (Cleveland 1944-1945 / Los Angeles Rams 1946 / Detroit 1947)

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