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CFL free agent rankings: running backs and fullbacks

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Running backs (divided by nationality) and fullbacks available.

NATIONALS

1. Kienan LaFrance, WPG
Age: 27
Starts in 2018: 0
Key stats: 36 carries for 137 yards and two touchdowns.
Notes: Averaged just 3.8 yards per carry in 2018 behind arguably the CFL’s best offensive line. May have been surpassed by Johnny Augustine on Winnipeg’s depth chart.

2. Pascal Lochard, EDM
Age: 25
Starts in 2018: 0
Key stats: Five special teams tackles.
Notes: Has more special teams tackles (38) than carries (25) through his five-year career.

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INTERNATIONALS

1. Martese Jackson, EDM
Age: 26
Starts in 2018: 0
Key stats: 17 carries for 88 yards and a touchdown; 12 receptions for 97 yards; returned 63 punts for 648 yards and 60 kickoffs for 1,129 yards.
Notes: Doesn’t have the frame to be an every-down back, but has quickly become one of the league’s best return men. Could be a very effective offensive weapon if used creatively.

2. Cameron Marshall, SSK
Age: 27
Starts in 2018: 0
Key stats: 34 carries for 220 yards.
Notes: An underrated receiver out of the backfield who is still relatively young. Has a solid combination of speed and power, remaining relatively healthy throughout his career.

3. Travon Van, TOR
Age: 27
Starts in 2018: 1
Key stats: 10 carries for 43 yards and one touchdown; seven receptions for 75 yards.
Notes: Has spent time with four different teams since 2015, but showed flashes as a return man this past season with B.C.

Others available: Lawrence Pittman, MTL;

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Fullbacks

1. Alexandre Dupuis, EDM
Age: 28
Starts in 2018: 0
Key stats: Nine games played.
Notes: Slightly older blocker and special teamer.

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