Top 40 remaining CFL free agents

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We are two weeks removed from the opening of CFL free agency, though signings have continued to trickle in over the past few days.

Running back Tyrell Sutton returned to Montreal this week, while receivers Dominique Rhymes and Naaman Roosevelt found new homes in B.C. and Montreal, respectively. Offensive tackle Justin Renfrow signed with the Eskimos, linebacker DyShawn Davis returned to the Lions, and defensive back Crezdon Butler joined the Argonauts.

A number of veterans have also departed for the XFL, including receivers S.J. Green and Armanti Edwards and offensive tackle Derek Dennis.

There are still a number of talented players available — including our original second-ranked free agent — so we thought we’d provide one last update for fans to peruse.

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1) REC Derel Walker, Toronto Argonauts (A)

The 28-year-old went underused in 2019 but still managed 65 receptions for 1,040 yards and six touchdowns. When healthy — and used properly — Walker is arguably the best receiver in the CFL.

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2) G Ryan Bomben, Toronto Argonauts (N)

The four-time East Division all-star was released by Toronto earlier this month to avoid an off-season roster bonus. The Argos have expressed interest in bringing him back but would only do so at a more manageable contract.

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3) DE Shawn Lemon, B.C. Lions (A)

The 31-year-old has 20 sacks over the past two seasons but has yet to generate interest on the open market. Lemon is currently investigating the XFL, per sources, as a potential option to continue his playing career.

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4) REC Luke Tasker, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (A)

The seven-year veteran has 5,734 receiving yards and 35 touchdowns to his name, though injuries limited him to just nine games in 2019. Tasker recently turned 29, which means he should still have gas in the tank.

5) S/CB Anthony Thompson, B.C. Lions (N)

The former second-round pick is one of few Canadians capable of starting at safety or cornerback. Thompson has 102 total tackles and four interceptions in 64 career regular season games.

6) DT Davon Coleman, Toronto Argonauts (A)

7) RB C.J. Gable, Edmonton Eskimos (A)

8) REC Mike Jones, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (N)

9) RB Cameron Marshall, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (A)

10) OT Thaddeus Coleman, Saskatchewan Roughriders (A)

11) G/OT David Foucault, B.C. Lions (N)

12) LB Maleki Harris, B.C. Lions (A)

13) QB Brandon Bridge, B.C. Lions (N)

14) CB Anthony Orange, Edmonton Eskimos (A)

15) LB Cory Greenwood, Calgary Stampeders (N)

16) C/G Spencer Wilson, Montreal Alouettes (N)

17) REC Chris Matthews, Montreal Alouettes (A)

18) DE Jamaal Westerman, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (N)

19) REC Duron Carter, B.C. Lions (A)

20) DE Jesse Joseph, Edmonton Eskimos (N)

21) QB Jonathon Jennings, Ottawa Redblacks (A)

22) FB Calvin McCarty, Edmonton Eskimos (N)

23) DE Odell Willis, B.C. Lions (A)

24) DB Jay Langa, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (N)

25) LB Eric Striker, Toronto Argonauts (A)

26) DT Junior Turner, Calgary Stampeders (N)

27) G Tyler Holmes, Toronto Argonauts (N)

28) DE Freddie Bishop III, Toronto Argonauts (A)

29) RB/KR Martese Jackson, Edmonton Eskimos (A)

30) G Travis Bond, Edmonton Eskimos (A)

31) DE Ivan McLennan, Calgary Stampeders (A)

32) REC Rodney Smith, Toronto Argonauts (A)

33) LB Marcus Ball, Calgary Stampeders (A)

34) REC Rashaun Simonise, B.C. Lions (N)

35) DB Jeff Hecht, Winnipeg Blue Bombers (N)

36) REC Nate Behar, Ottawa Redblacks (N)

37) RB Romar Morris, Calgary Stampeders (A)

38) REC Manny Arceneaux, Saskatchewan Roughriders (A)

39) DT Jabar Westerman, Calgary Stampeders (N)

40) REC/KR Ryan Lankford, B.C. Lions (A)

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.