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Wednesday, January 6, 2016


There was some movement in the NFL on Tuesday as it relates to the CFL.
The Indianapolis Colts have signed former Roughriders lineman Ben Heenan of Grand Coulee, SK to a futures/reserves contract.

The move comes after Indianapolis added Heenan to its practice roster Nov. 3.

The six-foot-four, 316-pound Heenan originally signed with the Colts as a free agent Feb. 4, 2015, and went to training camp before being released Aug. 7.

The 25-year-old played three seasons with the Roughriders after being selected first overall in the 2012 CFL draft. Heenan made 49 starts with Saskatchewan and helped them win the 2013 Grey Cup.
Meanwhile the Dallas Cowboys have signed former Calgary Stampeders DB Buddy Jackson and the NY Jets have signed former Stamps REC Joe Anderson to futures deals.
A "reserve/futures" contract means they are being signed for the upcoming season even though that season does not officially begin until the official start of the league's new year as outlined by the NFL.

Meanwhile Riffel Royals quarterback Mason Nyhus of Regina has committed to the U of S Huskies.
He was recruited by over 10 CIS, NCAA and Junior teams.  
Nyhus was named Offensive MVP at the Canada Cup in Quebec last summer and will be part of Team Canada competing in the International Bowl at AT & T stadium in Dallas.  Games will be held January 31st and February 3rd.  You can see the games at and on ESPN3.
(With files from the Canadian Press)