Canadian Football League scouts will have an opportunity to evaluate and recruit some of the best football talent in Mexico next month.
Mexico’s Liga de Futbol Americano Profesional is hosting a combine on January 13 for leading pros and university seniors who hope to play in Canada with a draft to follow on January 14.
Mexico City will be the site of the combine as 45 athletes participate in the bench press (225 lbs), vertical jump, broad jump, 40-yard dash, 3-cone, short shuttle and positional drills as well as interviews with representatives of CFL teams.
“This is an exciting step forward for our partnership with the LFA,” said Randy Ambrosie, Commissioner of the CFL.
“Over time, we want to expand the CFL’s international footprint, and grow the game of football everywhere, by giving the world’s top players access to our league and providing more young Canadians an opportunity to play and develop in other countries before possibly returning to play in the CFL.”
Prior to the 106th Grey Cup presented by Shaw last month in Edmonton, the CFL and LFA signed a letter of intent that will see them work together on several projects including possible CFL games in Mexico.
Are there not bigger fish to fry like a new CBA before the CFL starts exploring this idea? Why is there such a rush when there are more important items on the plate.
Somewhat sad when the logo for the LFA is nicer than the CFL one. Thanks Jeff!
I'm with Russ. Let's get a new CBA done before exploring partnerships with a new league.
Has Taco Time been declared the official sponsor of this event?
Paul Jones coming in as the new Assistant Gm with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and no news out of Regina? Poor communication somewhere in the land of riderville.
Ambrosie - Hay dias tontos y tontos todas los dias.
*This ia a valid statement;
Paul Jones hiring another coup by Saskatchewan Roughriders Chris Jones. NOW! dump Jeremy Oday pronto! He serves no purpose to the Club. He's taking up valuable salary cap space better served elsewhere.
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