Defensive lineman Lorenzo Dalle Piagee has been extended an invitation to showcase his skills for Canadian Football League general managers, coaches and scouts in Toronto for the CFL Combine from March 26-28.
Dalle Piagee was one of 26 players who participated in the CFL Global Combine in Italy conducted in association with the Federazione Italiana di American Football.
“FIDAF personnel conducted a very well executed combine. Our thanks to all the athletes who participated in the first-ever combine in Italy,” CFL senior director, football operations, Ryan Janzen said.
The Florence event marked the fourth global combine this year with six remaining.
“The FIDAF-CFL Combine offers the chance to showcase our players’ talents in the hope that some of them can, one day, step out onto the prominent stage of the Canadian championship while also enabling the many Italians living in Canada to experience the joy and pride of cheering on their fellow countrymen,” FIDAF president Leoluca Orlando said.
The CFL will announce the full list of global players invited to Toronto following the completion of the 10 Global Combines prior to the 2020 CFL Global Draft on April 16.
Global players invited to the CFL Combine
|Italy||Lorenzo Dalle Piagee|
During the 2019 season, CFL rosters featured, for the first time ever, one designated ‘global player’ from outside the U.S. and Canada on each team’s active roster and as many as two more on their practice rosters.
In 2020, the number of global players per team will increase to two on the active roster and up-to-three on the practice roster, with as many as 45 global players competing in the league.
CFL Global combine schedule
|January 25||Bristol, England|
|January 26||Frankfurt, Germany|
|February 1||Tokyo, Japan|
|February 2||Osaka, Japan|
|February 29||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|March 15||Mexico City, Mexico|