CFL could play 14-game season beginning in early August: report

The CFL has yet to make its announcement today regarding the status of its 2021 season, but a report from Postmedia’s Tim Baines. shed some light on what we could hear.

Haven’t been able to verify, but sounds like the #CFL will later today announce a 14-game schedule that begins in early August. Training camps would begin in mid-July.

On Tuesday, Jeff Hamilton of the Winnipeg Free Press reported that the CFL was looking to restart no later than mid-July.

The CFL unveiled its 2021 schedule in November with the pre-season slated to begin on Sunday, May 23. The regular season is scheduled to get underway on Thursday, June 10 and the Grey Cup is currently set for Sunday, November 21 in Hamilton.

The league office and players’ union began meetings during the second week of February with a focus on playing football in 2021. The two sides have submitted return to play health and safety plans to various levels of government in Canada.

The CFL Players’ Association has repeatedly requested clarity regarding the start of the 2021 season, which the CFL has failed to provide. Commissioner Randy Ambrosie has promised plenty of football during the current year, but there has yet been no hard commitment as to when the league might kick-off.

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