Revamped CFL Combine season, CFL Draft highlight '23 off-season

TORONTO — The Canadian Football League (CFL) has announced several key dates during the 2023 off-season, including ones for the new CFL Invitational Combine at the University of Waterloo’s Feridun Hamdullahpur Field House, the expanded five-day CFL Combine presented by New Era in Edmonton, the CFL Draft and its Global counterpart, and more.

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Is the combine open to the public?

Any Other Thoughts On The Following of These Dates As Announced?

10 / 13 May Rookies report and first cuts to 85 players

Note the 13th of May is the day of the XFL Championship game after a break of two weeks after the semifinals, so I have to wonder what the deal is with contracts in that league given all but a few if any worthy players will no longer be playing by the end of April.

3? June Final Cuts

8 June Opening Game - Is this date the earliest start ever?