The Cats expect most of the players they invite
to rookie camp to make it to the main camp.
Obie said there are a few players at rookie camp
who had some time last year with the team
after the final NFL cuts and were kept
on the expanded practice roster last year.
Ike Brown was one of them today.
By June 5th CFL teams must reduce their rosters to 68 players
...except for the non-counters and it gets complicated from there.
Let Drew...errrr....the CFL explain it to you
Cutdown days and non counters
There's always questions about when training camp cuts are and how the roster is composed - the issue of non-counters always confuses people. Luckily, the CFL sent out this handy-dandy primer that I now share with you...
Prior to 11:59pm EDT on Saturday June 5, CFL teams must reduce their rosters to 68 players, plus non-counters. Training camps officially open on Sunday, June 6
Non-counters include players selected in the 2010 CFL Canadian Draft, two additional non-imports, players selected in a previous draft by the Club that have never attended a professional training camp in Canada or elsewhere and any junior player.
The two (2) additional non-imports must adhere to one of the following guidelines:
Players who have graduated from junior football and are within the club's territorial rights
current year draft eligible player who was undrafted
player who had been eligible for the preceding year's draft or one who may have been treated as a non-counter in the previous year's camp, provided that he has not participated in a CFL regular season or post-season game
Final cut-down date: As of 3:00 PM EDT, Thursday, June 24, 2010, teams are required to reduce its roster of players under contract to 46 active players (excluding nine-game and one-game injured)