Every team’s moves on day one of 2021 CFL free agency

Tuesday’s free agent frenzy began with a bang and ended with a whisper.

In an unusual year with less money to spend, most teams did their shopping internally by re-upping key pieces ahead of the deadline. That didn’t stop a number of high profile signings from breaking right at noon, with the Saskatchewan Roughriders leading the way with five key additions.

From there, news kept trickling in throughout the day and when all was said and done, every team made at least one important addition.

Some moves were predictable, like Evan Johnson returning home to Saskatchewan. Others were shockers, like the retirement of Solomon Elimimian. 3DownNation had you covered for those and everything in between.

In case you missed it, here are every team’s moves on Day One of free agency.

Editor’s note: only transactions that involved a player switching teams are listed.

B.C. Lions

Additions

RB Shaq Cooper (A)
REC/KR Lucky Whitehead (A)

Departures

LB Jordan Herdman-Reed (N)
DL Micah Johnson (A)
RB John White IV (A)

Calgary Stampeders

Additions

QB Michael O’Connor (N)

Departures

DB Lorenzo Jerome (A)

Edmonton Football Team

Additions

LB Kevin Brown (A)
RB James Wilder Jr. (A)

Departures

DL Stefan Charles (N)
RB Shaq Cooper (A)
DB Godfrey Onyeka (N)
QB Antonio Pipkin (A)
DL Almondo Sewell (A)

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Additions

LB Larry Dean (A)
LB Jordan Herdman-Reed (N)
LB Justin Herdman-Reed (N)
DB Lorenzo Jerome (A)
OL Evan Johnson (N)
DL Micah Johnson (A)
DB Godfrey Onyeka (N)

Departures

LB Solomon Elimimian (A)*

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Additions

LS Mike Benson (N)

Departures

REC/KR Lucky Whitehead (A)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Additions

DB Ciante Evans (A)

Departures

LB Larry Dean (A)
LB Justin Herdman-Reed (N)
SAM Patrick Levels (A)

Toronto Argonauts

Additions

QB Antonio Pipkin (A)
RB John White IV (A)

Departures

REC Natey Adjei (N)
FB/REC Regis Cibasu (N)
QB Michael O’Connor (N)

Ottawa Redblacks

Additions

DL Stefan Charles (N)

Departures

LB Kevin Brown (A)
OL Evan Johnson (N)
DL Michael Wakefield (A)

Montreal Alouettes

Additions

REC Natey Adjei (N)
FB/REC Regis Cibasu (N)
OL David Foucault (N)
SAM Patrick Levels (A)
DL Almondo Sewell (A)
DL Nick Usher (A)
DL Michael Wakefield (A)

Departures

DB Ciante Evans (A)

*retirement

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