There were a handful of former CFL players who elected to sign with the Alliance of American Football league.
With the league suspending football operations, there will be players looking for work and potentially come back north of the border.
Brett Boyko, OL
The 26-year-old has spent parts of four seasons in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and Chargers after going unselected in the 2015 draft. After signing an NFL undrafted free agent contract in 2015, Boyko fell to the third round in the CFL Draft when the B.C. Lions chose him 19th overall. Still property of the Lions.
Stefan Charles, DL
Charles has played in 49 NFL games making 60 tackles and recording five sacks over four seasons with the Bills and Detroit Lions. He was drafted by Edmonton in the second round, 10th overall by the Eskimos during the 2013 CFL draft. Still property of the Esks.
Terrell Sinkfield, REC
Sinkfield has played 36 games during parts of four CFL seasons, making 108 catches for 1,592 yards and 10 touchdowns while adding 44 carries for 296 yards. His best season came in 2015 with Hamilton when he played in 15 games and made 69 catches for 1,030 yards and six touchdowns. All international players with CFL experience are free agents.
Dylan Wynn, DL
The 25-year-old made 30 tackles and two sacks for the Toronto Argonauts last season and 34 tackles with six sacks to help the Argos win the 2017 Grey Cup. Wynn was named an East Division all-star that year.
Freddie Bishop III, DL
Bishop played the three seasons with the Stamps from 2013 to 2015 making 60 tackles and 14 sacks while winning a Grey Cup in 2014. The 28-year-old was drawing CFL interest, but opted for the AAF to try and earn another shot in the NFL.
Khalil Bass, LB
Bass spent four seasons in the CFL playing 48 games making 223 tackles, 11 sacks, forcing five fumbles, intercepting three pass and scoring two touchdowns. The 28-year-old won a Grey Cup with Toronto in 2017.
Ciante Evans, DB
Evans played four seasons with the Calgary Stampeders, suiting up in 48 games making 127 tackles, nine interceptions and three forced fumbles. The 26-year-old was a CFL all-star in 2017 and West Division all-star in 2018.
Sergio Castillo, K/P
Castillo was in the CFL for parts of three seasons. He played 20 games making 39-of-47 field goal attempts (83 per cent), 25-of-27 converts while punting 114 times for 5,133 yards (45 average).
Johnny Manziel, QB
Manziel passed for 1,290 yards, five touchdowns versus seven interceptions and rushed 29 times for 215 yards ending the 2018 season, his first in thew CFL, 2-6 as Montreal’s starter. Of course, whether the league would let him return is another question…