A U Sports product has been released by the LFA’s Naucalpan Raptors.
I want to thank the Raptors organization for the opportunity to come down to Mexico to continue my career and play professional football. My time there was shorter than expected but good luck to the team in the rest… https://t.co/2tdtPsD3au
— Graham Kelly (@GKQB12) February 22, 2020
Quarterback Graham Kelly was released by the Raptors on Friday following a 2-1 start to the season.
Kelly completed 17-of-40 passing in the LFA for 155 yards, two interceptions, and one rushing touchdown.
Kelly was the fourth overall pick in the inaugural Canadian draft, which was held in November. The event saw 25 players selected to join LFA squads a means of developing their skills to potentially get another opportunity to play in the CFL.
Canadians are being provided with room and board in Mexico and paid 350.00 USD per game (after taxes). They also have health plans that cover medical expenses.
Kelly played sparingly at Mount Allison, though he signed with the Montreal Alouettes after going unselected in the 2019 CFL draft. Released during training camp, the six-foot-seven, 245-pound passer focused his attention on other professional football opportunities.
Our own JC Abbott is currently in Mexico and caught some live LFA games this weekend. Give him a following on twitter to see his thoughts along with some Canadian highlights.
— JC Abbott (@JC_AbbottCFL) February 18, 2020