BENEVIDES BECOMES CASUALTY OF CFL CASH CAP
Mike Benevides is the latest casualty of the new CFL non-player operations cap. The Edmonton Eskimos announced Friday that Benevides, pictured, will not be returning to Jason Maas’s coaching staff for the 2019 season. Benevides had been the team’s assistant head coach and defensive co-ordinator since Maas took over as Eskimos head coach in 2016. Prior to joining the Eskimos, Benevides spent three seasons as head coach of the B.C. Lions (2012-14). The cap, set at just under $2.59 million for the next two seasons, has already had a marked effect on the league. The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced Wednesday that the team and assistant vice president of football operations and player personnel John Murphy were parting ways. Meanwhile, longtime coach Jerry Glanville is leaving his post as defensive co-ordinator for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The Ticats announced that the 77-year-old Glanville will not return for a second season because of personal reasons. Glanville helped guide the Ticats to the East final after the team finished 8-10 during the regular season.