Who do you think the single strongest FA signing was?
For me it was Alex Bazzie for Edmonton. The guy is a hybrid LB/DE who is the closest thing the CFL has had to a Lawrence Taylor in a long time. Can drop and cover, tackle with intent and rush a QB with the best of them. Can transform the EE defense.
........Bombers signing Fenner...As far as I'm concerned he was B.C.'s best defensive player....The Peg won't miss a beat with the departure of Heath...in fact they got a whole lot better with the signing of Fenner
the opposite end of the age spectrum, the Montreal Alouettes are the oldest team, with an average age of 28.3 years at the end of the season.
It is presently approaching a year younger than that (about 3/4 of a year). That is a significant swing in one off-season, and he made it younger the year before as well. He has the team easily over 1.5 years younger within a couple of years. I'm all for knocking Kavis about a lot of things, but when it comes to building a younger team he is definitely trending in the right direction.
Atop of this, Nik Lewis is still listed on there and him coming off will drop it more, unless he has decided to play one more season. Yeah, he has some older players, but there are presently 47 under 30 and 34 under 28. 16 of those under 28 and 21 of those under 30 are nationals.
To get younger, do you drop Westerman? Cox (yes, they need to find his replacement this season at some point even if he is with the club another year)? Bowman (even if his best is behind him he is still solid). Logan I could understand at 36. I will agree that they Fd up pretty bad last season by letting certain guys on the OL go.