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Bernie Custis dies at 88: Hamilton Tiger-Cats legend made history as pro football's first black quarterback

Bernie Custis, pro football’s first black quarterback who blazed the trail for future stars like Warren Moon, Chuck Ealey and Damon Allen, has died. He was 88. 423 more words

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Pro football's first black quarterback Bernie Custis dies at 88

Bernie Custis, pro football’s first black quarterback who blazed the trail for future stars like Warren Moon, Chuck Ealey and Damon Allen, has died.

He was 88. 742 more words

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Saskatchewan Roughriders' signing of Chad Owens is a fine move

The signing of the Flyin’ Hawaiian is mystifyin’ to some Saskatchewan Roughriders supporters.

The criticisms of Chad Owens are threefold: (1) Too old; (2) Too fragile; (3) Too small. 398 more words

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Calgary Stampeders sign Beau Landry

Beau Landry sounds like a happy man.

On Wednesday, the Canadian linebacker became the Calgary Stampeders’ first free-agent signing of the season, and the soon-to-be fourth-year player could hardly contain his excitement in a mid-afternoon telephone interview after his signing was announced. 396 more words

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Owens says aloha to Roughriders

Chad Owens, the Flyin’ Hawaiian, has touched down with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The Riders announced the signing of Owens, a 34-year-old native of Honolulu, on Wednesday. 711 more words

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Kendial Lawrence returns to the Edmonton Eskimos

Kendial Lawrence is back with the Edmonton Eskimos.

The veteran running back/punt returner signed with Edmonton as a free agent Tuesday. He split last season between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats. 141 more words

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers add Canadian receiver

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed Canadian receiver Matt Coates to fill the hole left by free agent Rory Kohlert.

The 25-year-old spent the last three seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. 21 more words

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