The Edmonton Eskimos have relieved director of Canadian scouting Rob Ralph of his duties with the team due to the football operations cap.
Another casualty within the #Eskimos football operations department as a result of the new non-player salary cap. Director of Canadian Scouting Rob Ralph has been let go. He has had a long relationship with the team starting out as a video assistant. Tough news. #CFL
— Dave Campbell (@Dave_CHED) December 8, 2018
Ralph had been with the Eskimos for two decades moving his way up to the post he last held. Former GM Ed Hervey promoted Ralph to the Canadian Draft position in 2016 after he served four years as a scout for Edmonton among other roles before that.
The cap, set at just under $2.59 million for the next two seasons, has already had a marked effect on the league and Edmonton. Defensive coordinator and assistant head coach Mike Benevides won’t return in 2019 because of the new requirements.
Ralph was a up and coming talent in the CFL as a scout playing an important role in building the Eskimos Canadian talent core.