CFL invites 18 players from international countries to national combine

The Canadian Football League is bringing 18 players from five different countries to the national combine in Toronto.

Players from Germany, Finland, France, Denmark and Italy will work out with the Canadian players who received invites to the showcase event for draft-eligible prospects from March 22-24 as the CFL further implements its 2.0 strategy. The European players and affiliated organizations will pay for their own flights, but the league is set to cover the hotel rooms and food.

The list of ‘global’ players:

Jordan Bouah WR Saddleback College Gauchos Rome, Italy
Valentin Gnahoua DL Berlin Rebels Le Mans, France
Thiadric Hansen LB Potsdam Royals Flensburg, Germany
Marc Anthony Hor DL Frankfurt Universe Mannheim, Germany
Kimi Linnainmaa WR Helsinki Roosters Espoo, Finland
Mads Nielsen DL Copenhagen Towers Vejle, Denmark
Frederik Nielsen WR Potsdam Royals Aalborg, Denmark
Okko Outinen DE Helsinki Roosters Hämeenlinna, Finland
Benjamin Plu WR Thonon-les-Bains Black Panthers Le Mans, France
Asnnel Robo RB University de Montreal Cayenne, France
Maxime Rouyer LB McGill Troyes, France
Roni Salonen LB Braunschweig New Yorker Lions Vantaa, Finland
Hendrik Schwarz WR Marburg Mercenaries Marburg, Germany
Arttu Tennberg OL Porvoo Butchers Helsinki, Finland
Alessandro Vergani OL Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns Monza, Italy
Sonny Weishaupt QB Grenoble Centaures Aschaffenburg, Germany
Max Earvin Zimmermann WR Potsdam Royals Berlin, Germany
Johannes Zirngibl DE Straubing Spiders Landau, Germany



Germany – 6
Finland – 4
France – 4
Denmark – 2
Italy – 2


Receivers – 6
Defensive linemen – 5
Linebackers – 3
Offensive linemen – 2
Running back – 1
Quarterback – 1

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