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NFL teams can start signing CFL players to contracts today; Patriots on the verge of making moves?

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The league can start adding players from Canada today.

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The 2018 NFL free agency is still a month away but NFL teams can already add to their rosters right now as players who are free agents can be brought aboard. Now, players from the Canadian Football League can as well: Today, the signing window for former CFL players who are pursuing a career south of the boarder opened – and the New England Patriots could make a move in the upcoming days.

After all, the Patriots had three CFL players in for workouts in December: Defensive backs Chandler Fenner, Jonathon Mincy and Kacy Rogers II all visited Foxboro last year but due to CFL regulations were not yet allowed to join the team. With the signing period officially beginning today, it would not be a surprise to see the AFC Champions add at least one of the three defenders to their 90-man offseason roster.

Fenner (B.C. Lions), Mincy (Montreal Alouettes) and Rogers II (Saskatchewan Roughriders) would not be the first players to play in Canada to join New England. In 2013, the team signed former CFL-standouts Armond Armstead and Jason Vega; ex-Patriots Doug Flutie and Brandon Browner also spent time in Canada before their NFL careers took off.