Full-contact to be taken out of training
CFL players can look forward to the elimination of padded practices during the regular season and the addition of more time for rest and recovery.
The CFL and CFL Players’ Association announced Wednesday that effective immediately, full-contact padded practices will be discontinued during the regular season. And next year, teams will get an extra bye week to help reduce the risk of player injury.
The timing of the announcement was surprising given the CFL is in the second half of the season. But new commissioner Randy Ambrosie said the two developments simply went hand in hand.