The Argos have reached a bump in the road in bringing a big name north thanks to the CFL CBA.
According to TSN’s Dave Naylor, a provision in the new CBA restricts Canadian rookies — even those coming from the NFL — from making more than the league minimum of $65,000 on a three-year deal. If Jones was drafted in 2015, he would have signed a deal worth somewhere in the range of $80,000 according to Naylor.
All of this came about after the Argos signed former Detroit Lions receiver T.J. Jones to deal worth somewhere in the range of $200,000 a season.
The good news? It appears the league and the CFLPA have taken notice. The league has already approved a change in language, now it’s up to the players association.