Veteran Canadian defensive end Ricky Foley is in talks with multiple CFL franchises.
That said, the 34-year-old is willing to be patient and if a deal can’t be reached, he’ll wait until ratio scenarios and injuries play out at training camps across the league before making a decision. He’s only putting pen to paper with a team that can win and doesn’t want to go through another 5-13 season that ends in October.
“I could care less about money, I’ve been very fortunate and blessed outside of football. I want to be part of a great locker room again, where everybody commits to the same thing again…a championship,” Foley says. “I want to still love the game when I’m done because it has done so much for me and my family. If there isn’t an opportunity with who I think is a serious contender, I’m done.”
Back on May 10, Foley sent out a cryptic Tweet that some took as an indication he had signed with a team.
Zero Dark Thirty-95 activated…
— Ricky Foley (@Foley4Real) May 10, 2017
But the Tweet was only intended to signify that Foley was going off the grid until he signs.
The Courtice, ON native was released by the Toronto Argos on March 31.
Overall, Foley has played for three different CFL teams – Lions, Argos and Riders – during 11 CFL seasons while winning a Grey Cup with each franchise. Eight of those years the York University product played in every single game possible for his team. He’s made 346 career tackles, 60 sacks, 56 special teams tackles, 10 forced fumbles, one interception and scored one touchdown in 182 regular season games. Foley’s best season came on 2009 with BC when he amassed a career-high 12 sacks and won the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian award.