Eskimos likely to look to Argos to shore up gaps

Ted Laurent is likely to be at the top of several teams' list at the start of free agency Tuesday...

Ted Laurent is likely to be at the top of several teams' list at the start of free agency Tuesday morning. (Amber Bracken/QMI Agency/Files)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:57 AM ET

EDMONTON - It turns out there’s nothing free about free agency in the CFL.

Especially when it comes to the flow of information heading into Tuesday, when the floodgates will open at 10 a.m. sharp.

Of course, the Edmonton Eskimos learned their lesson last year, when they were fined $10,000 by the league for violating its tampering rules when they announced the signing of defensive end Odell Willis mere minutes after the free-agent window opened.

At least, they hopefully learned one.

This year, the front offices at Fort Commonwealth are locked up tighter than the Canadian women’s hockey team’s chances of reaching the gold-medal final in Sochi.

“Football ops is opting to stay quiet prior to free agency, but will hold an availability after if anyone is signed,” was all that was offered through official channels when the club was approached for interviews Monday morning.


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