Jeffrey Orridge was named commissioner of the Canadian Football League on Tuesday. The longtime executive succeeds Mark Cohon, who stepped down in January after an eight-year run as league commissioner.
Centre Brett Jones of the Grey Cup-champion Calgary Stampeders is scheduled to become a free agent at noon ET on Tuesday. The six-foot-two, 310-pound Jones was the CFL's top lineman last year and anchored a unit that allowed a league-low 26 sacks.
Hamilton defensive back Brandon Stewart spent his first two years in the CFL with Calgary, seeing limited action and an unwanted trip to an ice bath. A rookie at his first Stamps' training camp in 2007, Stewart found himself in cold water thanks to veterans Nik Lewis and Ken-Yon Rambo.
Running back Jon Cornish of the Calgary Stampeders is the CFL's top Canadian. The 30-year-old native of New Westminster, B.C., was honoured Thursday during the CFL's awards banquet at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.