Okay first thing first. I know about that problem cause when I FIRST started my rosters on 2002 I maxed the # of players you can create.
DON'T create new players!
Use players that ALREADY exist and edit them.
Also forget the FA list, if you want to do this, you need to mess up a few NFL teams. Take the worst 8 teams and start editing.
You'll need to put all the editted players on NFL teams. Then when you go in create-a-team, you take FANTASY roster and head to the team and take them all. Then add your created team to a franchise and you're ready to roll!
BTW: there's a few CFLers in Madden 2005, here's a list to save you some trouble later on.
CAL REYNOLDS, Joffrey NFL FA 61 RB
CAL RAMBO, Ken Yon NFL NYJ 65 WR
CAL RHINEHART, Coby NFL ARI 67 DB
CAL ABDULLAH, Khalid NFL CIN 59 LB
TOR AVERY, John NFL FA 58 RB
TOR WILLIAMS, Ricky NFL MIA 94 RB
TOR JOHNSON, Riall NFL ARI 73 DE
TOR PARKER, Byron NFL JAX 63 DB
TOR DAVIS, Jerome NFL SF 59 OL
MTL EDWARDS, Terrence NFL ATL 61 WR
MTL TRULUCK, Rkal NFL KC 76 DE
MTL PALMER, Jesse NFL NYG QB
MTL ALLEN, Ian NFL NYG 72 OL
WPG JOHNSON, Albert III NFL FA 56 WR
WPG MCCORD, Quentin NFL FA 68 WR
WPG ARMSTRONG, D NFL TEX 60 WR
BC SIMMONS, Tony NFL FA 62 WR
BC JIMINEZ, Jason NFL GB 64 OL
EDM GAYLOR, Trevor NFL FA 69 WR
EDM STEWART, Quicny NFL NYJ 55 LB
EDM RAY, Ricky NFL NYJ 69 QB
HAM CODY, Tay NFL FA 74 DB