-On Tuesday, the transactions were:
ADDED TO PRACTICE ROSTER
Chris Greenwood (I), DB, Albion College
Miles Jones (I), RB, Jacksonville State
Ryan McManus (I), WR, Dartmouth
DB Chris Greenwood is a relatively large DB who was a 5th round NFL draft choice in 2012 and was released by the Bombers in June when the team made their final cuts. He seems to have been injured through much of training camp.
RB Miles Jones does not appear to be standout as a prospect, but his signing is nevertheless noteworthy. With the exception being Chris Greenwood, all the other imports (Miles Jones, Kyler Kerbyson, Geno Lewis, Ventral McMillan, and Anthony Sarao) on the Practice Roster are all represented by the same agent. Only player from that agent on the Actice Roster is Jacory Harris.
With the release of Ryan McManus, I am guessing that the Als did not negotiate a deal to acquire a MVP Mobile Dummy.
-In this week's CFL Blitz (Kirk Penton's old column which is now done by committee), Herb Zurkowsky writes that it was Kavis Reed who initiated talks for the Als to practice at Olympic Stadium. Jim Popp had tried previously but could never get ownership to spend the money. Added cost is $40-50,000. However, the team saves $25,000 by chartering.
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-Rushing Yards Per Game - 1st
-Yards Per Rush - 1st
-Points Allowed - 2nd
-Opponents Yards Per Play - 2nd
-Opponents Yards Per Pass - 1st
-Net Punting - 1st
-Yards Per Kickoff - 2nd
-Sack Allowed -1st
NOT GOOD NUMBERS
-Total Points - 9th
-Passing Efficiency - 8th
-Yards Per Game - 8th (Calgary is 1st)
-Yards Per Pass - 8th
-Passing Yards Per Game - 9th
-DIFFERENTIAL BETWEEN THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE PLAYS PER GAME - 9th
(SSK: +12, BC: +8, OTT: +7, EDM: +6, WPG: -1, TOR: -1.4, CGY: -4, HAM: -13, MTL: -17)
-2nd Down Conversions on Offense - 7th. 2nd Down Conversions on Defense - 8th.
-Sacks Made - 9th
-Opponents Red Zone Percentage - tied for worst.
-Stamps and Als have almost an identical passing completion percentage on both offense and defense.
-Stamps are 1st in Punt Return Average, yet 9th in Opponent's Punt Return Average.
-Darian Durant's QB rating is 86.5 which is 8th among starters. Between 0-8 yards, his rating is 78.5. From 9-15 yards, he has a 40.4 rating. Over 16 yards, his rating is 166.1.
-Tyrell Sutton is leading the league in rushing yards.
-Kyries Hebert is 3rd in defensive tackles. Dominique Tovell and Bear Woods are tied for 4th.