Six CFL players attend NFL workouts, including four receivers

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A number of CFL players worked out with teams south of the border on Tuesday, according to Aaron Wilson.

Ottawa Redblacks’ receiver Jaelon Acklin and Montreal Alouettes’ receiver Kaion Julien-Grant worked out for the Denver Broncos alongside Canadian quarterback Nathan Rourke.

Acklin had a career year this past season, his first in the nation’s capital. He made 75 receptions for 1,169 yards and two touchdowns over 15 games before suffering injuries to his head and shoulder. The 27-year-old has caught 183 passes for 2,555 yards and nine touchdowns over three CFL seasons dating back to his tenure with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Julien-Grant was selected in the second round of the 2019 CFL Draft out of St. FX. He became a full-time starter for the first time this past season and made 35 catches for 517 yards and three touchdowns. The six-foot-two, 212-pound target recorded 323 yards after the catch.

Montreal Alouettes’ receiver Tyson Philpot worked out for the Pittsburgh alongside Saskatchewan Roughriders’ receiver Kian Schaffer-Baker.

Philpot was named the East Division’s Most Outstanding Rookie after catching 39 passes for 459 yards and two touchdowns over 18 games. He earned a starting role late in the year and made a big impact during the postseason, recording 12 receptions for 161 yards and one touchdown. The first-round 2022 CFL Draft pick also returned 11 punts for 153 yards and 12 kickoffs for 342 yards.

Global linebacker Jordan Genmark-Heath worked out for the San Francisco 49ers. He was a first-round pick of the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the 2022 CFL Global Draft and dressed for two games this past season, though he did not register any statistics.