Ohio State Football: Buckeyes in the CFL

Buckeyes playing pro football north of the border in the CFL.

We have entered a dead period where we sit and wait for the NFL and college seasons to begin. But before those seasons get rolling, don’t forget to follow the football played up north. In June, the Canadian Football League beings its first week of preseason. To get hyped for the start of the CFL, I wanted to remind everyone that two Buckeyes are still trying to make a living doing what they love north of the border.

Former four-star recruit Duron Carter could potentially be catching passes from Vince Young for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2017. Carter spent the previous season with the Montreal Alouettes, but in classic Duron Carter fashion he was cut due to off-field issues.

Although still extremely productive, Carter was suspended for pushing the opposing team’s coach during a game, and he got into two altercations with starting quarterback Rakeem Cato. Carter has consistently shined during his time in the CFL, and he will probably do so again in 2017.

After failing to catch on with his third NFL team in the Denver Broncos, I think it is safe to say DeVier Posey is a bust in that league. The former third round draft pick had a rough time making a name for himself in the NFL, but the Toronto Argonauts gave him an opportunity last year.

After a full off-season with the team, Posey should be an exciting player to watch at receiver and returner. 2017 will be a big year for Posey and the CFL is offering him a great opportunity to turn his career around.

The above players are still on a roster, but Marcus Hall, best known for flipping the bird against Michigan, may have seen his last snap. The Roughriders gave him a chance last season, but Hall struggled against the competition. If a team gets desperate or a major injury occurs, Hall may get to play again, but as of now he is a free agent.


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