There’s plenty of talent still available on the CFL free agent market. Here’s a look at the top 10 players left as selected by 3DownNation insider Justin Dunk, editor Drew Edwards and former Alouettes assistant general manager Joey Abrams.
1) Cleyon Laing, national DL
Canadian defensive lineman is still exploring NFL options but has big-money CFL deals on the table. Impact national player.
2) D’Anthony Batiste, OL
The best American offensive tackle left on the board after Derek Dennis signed in Saskatchewan. But will teams want to pay him? Montreal might make sense, Toronto too if he doesn’t return to Edmonton.
3) Alan-Michael Cash, DT
A five-year vet, Cash is just 29 and a dominant interior presence. The sheer number of American interior lineman left could hurt his value.
4) Terrell Sinkfield Jr., REC
Speedy receiver should be a good bet to return to Hamilton after NFL options are exhausted.
5) Cory Greenwood, national LB
Ratio-breaking talent at linebacker but his history of concussions cworry some teams.
6) John Ojo, DB
With his Achilles almost healed, the shutdown corner has NFL workouts lined up and wants to pursue those opportunities before committing to the CFL.
7) J’Michael Deane, national OL
A solid Canadian with experience but not everyone is sure he’s a starter.
8) Andy Fantuz, national REC
Even though he’s expected to miss a chunk of the season recovering from a torn ACL, last season’s 100-plus catches showed Fantuz is still elite. A two-year deal with some value could be a steal.
9) Brett Maher, international K/P
A 2016 East Divison all-star punter, Maher proved he’s capable of handling all three kicking duties in 2016, especially improving on field goals. He made 41 of 50 three-point attempts, good for an 82 percent conversion rate. with a long of 58 yards.
10) Cauchy Muamba, national DB
Experienced Canadian safety who brings special teams ability too. Muamba started in Edmonton’s 2015 Grey Cup victory against Ottawa. Mulling and sorting through contract offers at this point.