Receiver Mark Chapman, the first overall pick in the 2018 CFL Draft by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, has been released by the Denver Broncos.
Broncos cut WR Mark Chapman. He was good. #9sports
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) August 31, 2018
Chapman played in all four of Denver’s pre-season games, making five receptions for 42 yards.
— Fred Weinrauch (@Proplayersagent) August 31, 2018
Chapman was selected No. 1 overall in the 2018 CFL Draft by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats but the team and player were “light years apart” during contract negotiations in May. He came to Hamilton on June 29 watching the Ticats beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Bob Young’s private box, although, the meeting was positive, no deal came to fruition.
Chapman led Central Michigan University with 59 receptions and 875 yards while reaching the end zone five times in 13 games during his senior season in 2017. He made 147 receptions for 2,035 yards and 10 touchdowns over four years with the Chippewa’s.
WR Mark Chapman is heading home from Denver to consider his future, according to his agent. The @Broncos did not indicate they were considering him for practice roster. Possibility he considers the AAF over CFL. #CFL
— David William Naylor (@TSNDaveNaylor) August 31, 2018