Since by next Monday half of the CFL regular season will be gone, players that tried with NFL teams and were cut but offered practice roster position,will,most probably, opt for the NFL because they stand to make more $$$,since the regular season starts only on September 11,2011.
To sign with a CFL team,rather than an NFL team on practice roster, a player such as Chick would have to receive a $50,000 signing bonus by his new team; Baggs,with Hamilton and Foley with the Argos did receive these bonuses when they sign,late in the 2010 regular season.
Other ex CFL players cut today are: Philip Hunt,formerly of Winnipeg,Emmanuel Arceneaux,formerly of B.C. and Andrew Hawkins formerly of the Als.
Graham Harrell-QB-, formerly of the Riders was cut by Green Bay.