Who each team signed (and lost) during the first day of CFL free agency

The first day of CFL free agency will soon reach a close. There were 46 signings — by our count, anyway — the bulk of which were made by the B.C. Lions, Edmonton Elks, and Ottawa Redblacks as they look to bounce back after missing the playoffs in 2021.

Below we’ve made a list of each team’s additions (ie. players in) and subtractions (ie. players out). There are still a number of talented players available, so check back to 3DownNation tomorrow as teams add (and lose) players on day two of free agency.

A handful of the signings listed below were technically finalized on Monday but we’ve listed them below for the sake of clarity. Here is your one-stop shop to see who your favourite team signed and lost on day one of free agency.

‘A’ denotes American and ‘N’ denotes National (ie. Canadian).

Photo courtesy: B.C. Lions/Paul Yates

B.C. Lions

In

DL Woody Baron (A)
DL Mathieu Betts (N)
DB Delvin Breaux (A)
DL David Menard (N)
QB Michael O’Connor (N)
REC Daniel Petermann (N)
DB Loucheiz Purifoy (A)
DL Steven Richardson (A)
K Sean Whyte (N)

Out

REC Shaq Johnson (N)
LB Adam Konar (N)
OL Hunter Steward (N)

Photo courtesy: CFL/Jimmy Jeong

Edmonton Elks

In

DL Tobi Antigha (A)
DB Ed Gainey (A)
DL Makana Henry (N)
REC Kenny Lawler (A)
LB Adam Konar (N)
OL Mark Korte (N)
LB Nakas Onyeka (N)

Out

DL Mathieu Betts (N)
DL Kwaku Boateng (N)
REC Greg Ellingson (A)
SAM Derrick Moncrief (A)
K Sean Whyte (N)

Photo courtesy: Scott Grant/CFLPhotoArchive.com

Calgary Stampeders

In

None

Out

DB DaShaun Amos (A)
OL Justin Lawrence (N)
DB Richard Leonard (A)
REC Hergy Mayala (N)
QB Michael O’Connor (N)
LB Darnell Sankey (A)
OL Ucambre Williams (N)

Photo courtesy: Edmonton Elks

Saskatchewan Roughriders

In

SAM Derrick Moncrief (A)
LB Darnell Sankey (A)

Out

DB Ed Gainey (A)
DL Makana Henry (N)
DL Micah Johnson (A)
LB Nakas Onyeka (N)
RB William Powell (A)
DB Loucheiz Purifoy (A)

Photo courtesy: Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

In

REC Greg Ellingson (A)

Out

REC Darvin Adams (A)
DL Tobi Antigha (A)
DB Alden Darby (A)
RB Andrew Harris (A)
DB Mike Jones (A)
REC Kenny Lawler (A)
DL Steven Richardson (A)

Photo courtesy: Alex Lupul/AlexLupul.com

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

In

DL Micah Johnson (A)
DB Richard Leonard (A)

Out

REC Jaelon Acklin (A)
RB Jackson Bennett (N)
DB Tyrice Beverette (A)
DB Delvin Breaux (A)
OL Darius Ciraco (N)
DL Ja’Gared Davis (A)
QB Jeremiah Masoli (A)
DL Lorenzo Mauldin IV (A)

Photo: Nik Kowalski/3DownNation. All rights reserved.

Toronto Argonauts

In

DB DaShaun Amos (A)
DL Ja’Gared Davis (A)
RB Andrew Harris (A)
OL Justin Lawrence (N)
LB Wynton McManis (A)

Out

REC Llevi Noel (N)

Photo courtesy: John E. Sokolowski/Ticats.ca

Ottawa Redblacks

In

REC Jaelon Acklin (A)
REC Darvin Adams (A)
RB Jackson Bennett (N)
DL Kwaku Boateng (N)
OL Darius Ciraco (N)
DB Ty Cranston (N)
DB Alden Darby (A)
REC Shaq Johnson (N)
SAM Patrick Levels (A)
QB Jeremiah Masoli (A)
DL Lorenzo Mauldin IV (A)
REC Llevi Noel (N)
RB William Powell (A)
OL Hunter Steward (N)
OL Ucambre Williams (N)

Out

LB Frederic Chagnon (N)
DL Avery Ellis (A)
OL Mark Korte (N)
REC Daniel Petermann (N)

Photo courtesy: Scott Grant/CFLPhotoArchive.com

Montreal Alouettes

In

DB Tyrice Beverette (A)
LB Frederic Chagnon (N)
DL Avery Ellis (A)
REC Hergy Mayala (N)
DB Mike Jones (A)

Out

DL Woody Baron (A)
DB Ty Cranston (N)
SAM Patrick Levels (A)
DL David Menard (N)