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Bulls in the CFL

If you’ve been out of the writing game for a while, there’s nothing better than a CFL roundup in the summer to learn how to spell again.

Unfortunately, there’s no new blood in the league since the last few years, so this is a shorter post than I’d hoped. Three games into the season, it’s a mixed bag for Edmonton, Saskatchewan, and Montreal, but each of the former Bulls has some stats to his name.

Edmonton

Natey Adjei

Adjei continues to produce as a valuable native-born asset on the roster. He’s not lighting the world on fire, with four receptions, one of which went for a touchdown, but he’s already not far from setting new career highs. The score came in a 41-22 win against BC just last week. After losing in the Western Final last year, Edmonton are 2-1 this season.

Saskatchewan

Naaman Roosevelt

Naaman’s just doing Naaman things, with 12 catches for 129 yards and 2 scores in three games so far this year. He opened the Roughriders’ scoring for the season with a touchdown in a Week One win over Toronto, but Saskatchewan is without a win since.

Montreal

Ernest Jackson

No TDs for EJ yet, but he does have 8 catches for 114 yards on the season, catching from...

Drew Willy

...who’s back in Montreal on a contract extension and so far has 549 yards, 3 touchdowns, and a single interception.

Unfortunately, Montreal is 1-2, but did get their first win last week, 23-17 over Saskatchewan after scoring only 20 points combined the first two games. Backup QB Vernon Adams, of Eastern Washington-Oregon hype, has only a single completion on three attempts so far, so perhaps the seat isn’t too hot quite yet.

Looking ahead, everyone’s got attention on Ontario this week, as Saskatchewan face first-place Hamilton, Montreal Ottawa, and Edmonton last-place Toronto.