While most of us want the majority of the 2009 players back, in 2010,we do know that between 6 and 10-retirement,release,signed elsewhere,-should not be back.
Amongst the non-import veterans,Cahoon,Chiu,Lambert and Proulx could decide to retire; personnally, I don't think that Lambert will be back-we have more than adequate replacements-;I hope that Chiu and Cahoon are back for 1 more season.I would not be surprised if Matthieu Proulx decide to retire due to injuries.
Amongst the import known free agents-John Bowman,Keron Williams,Diamond Ferri and Kerry Watkins- I don't expect all of them back,since they will not be offerred what they think they are worth. Bowman and Watkins will be "difficult" to sign; we have replacement,so I don't worry. Ferri may not be back and,again, we have very good replacements,so I don't worry if he is not back. Keron Williams will be back,at least I hope.
Other non import free agents are: Carter,Deslauriers and Diedrick. I hope that Carter and Deslauriers are back.
As I said, we will lose some players and here are some potential free agents-non-imports- that I hope we will pay attention to and sign a few of them.
If Diedrick is not back, I hope that we could sign-if then available- either Jon Cornish-RB- from Calgary or Stuart Foord-RB-from Sask.
If Deslauriers or particularly Ben Cahoon is not back, I hope that we will sign Arjei Franklin-WR/SB- from Calagary.
We need a good non-import defensive tackle to be used mainly as "backup" and sometime starter; Miguel Robede-DT- in Calgary is this "player". I hope that we will sign him, unless he signs with Calgary before free agency.
We will have a very good team, again,in 2010.