It was a career like none other in the history of the CFL.
Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo officially retired after 20 years in the league on Tuesday, an announcement that had been nearly a week in the making.
The announcement was made at a Montreal hotel at an event that lasted nearly an hour. Later that day Calvillo joined Jamie Nye and Darrell Davis to talk about his career.
You can hear the entire interview at the bottom of this page.
He helped bring home the fourth Grey Cup in Roughrider history, and now Coach Corey Chamblin is a finalist for the CFL Coach of the Year.
Chamblin’s competition for the award includes Hamilton Tiger-Cats Coach Kent Austin and Calgary’s John Hufnagel.
Only five Roughrider coaches have ever been named as the Coach of the Year in the league’s history.
The man chosen as the top head coach will be honoured at the annual luncheon on February 5 in Ottawa.
Roughriders' receiver Taj Smith has likely made his biggest catch of the last year.
The Riders leader in receptions last season officially re-signed with the defending Grey Cup champions on Thursday. Last season Smith did lead the team with 78 receptions in 18 regular season games; Smith was also one of three receivers to gather over 1,000 yards through the air and added nine touchdowns.
"One guy off the list and important one, that's a good thing," said General Manager Brendan Taman.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have added some Canadian content to their roster.
The team announced on Wednesday that they've signed non-import kicker Brett Cameron and non-import fullback Matthew Burke.
Cameron is actually the son of Hall of Fame kicker Bob Cameron. Cameron spent the last four years kicking for the University of North Dakota. In 41 games Cameron punted for 7,559 yards with a career 41.5 yards per pick average. Cameron also had 15 kicks over 50 yards during his college career.
Saskatchewan Roughriders star Weston Dressler is continuing to draw interest from the National Football League.
His agent confirms to The Green Zone that Dressler will workout in front of Kansas City Chiefs brass on Tuesday.
Right now, there are no other workouts scheduled for Dressler but he is getting interest from about a half-dozen teams, so other workouts could be coming his way soon.
Dressler is due to become a free agent on February 15th and until then any NFL team with interest in working out the CFL All-Star has to get approval from the Riders.
Needless to say the end of the year was an eventful one for one former Rider.
Ottawa RedBlacks defensive lineman Keith Shologan will remember 2013 for a number of reasons. The tackle of course won the Grey Cup with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on home turf and then just weeks later it was all gone as he was left unprotected in the Ottawa expansion draft and was taken by the CFL's new team.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have locked down one of their best defensive backs.
Terrell Maze re-signed with the Green and White on Thursday who was eligible to become a free agent on February 15th. For Maze the decision to stick around was an easy one.
"Coming off winning a championship, having the best fans, it's hard to walk away from a team like that," he said.
Of course the team is pretty excited to have Maze back on board as well.
After losing a Regina-born player in the Ottawa expansion draft the Saskatchewan Roughriders are adding three more local players to their roster.
On Thursday the CFL team announced the signing of three Canadian players, two of whom are from Saskatchewan.
The Ottawa RedBlacks started their expansion draft by taking two quarterbacks in the first round.
The RedBlacks selected Stampeders quarterback Kevin Glenn and B.C. Lions quarterback Thomas DeMarco.
"Obviously, Kevin is very familiar with what we are going to want to do offensively," explained Ottawa General Manager Marcel Desjardins after the first round.
"We also have a combination of veteran leadership and a younger player so we have all the elements in place we think are going to help us be a strong team, specifically, at that position."
Roughriders running back Kory Sheets will get his first shot at the NFL since 2011.
Reports surfaced on Tuesday that the league's second leading rusher would get a work out next week with the Indianapolis Colts. Sheets would confirm the news to TSN's Lee Jones on Twitter that afternoon.
Sheets is set to become a free agent on February 15th but has been open about his desire to give the NFL one last chance. If the NFL doesn't work out Sheets has been adamant about his desire to return the Riders.