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Packers Calendar: Canadian Football League Players Can Be Signed

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Packers Calendar: Canadian Football League Players Can Be Signed

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Beginning on Tuesday, NFL teams can begin to sign Canadian Football League players whose 2014 contracts have expired.

There's nothing mandating that the Green Bay Packers have to sign a CFL player nor anything indicating that they will, but they can begin to do on Tuesday starting at 11:00 a.m. CT at the earliest.

Players that are under contract with a CFL club for the 2015 season or who have an option for the 2015 season are not eligible to be signed.

If there's a player the Packers might be interested in signing, it might be Hamilton Tiger-Cats wide receiver Luke Tasker, son of Steve Tasker—one of the best special teams players in NFL history. The Packers had Tasker in for a workout in December.

The last notable player the Packers signed out of the Canadian League was punter Jon Ryan, who played with the Packers for two seasons in 2006 and 2007 and has since gone on to win a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks.

At least one NFL team is getting into the action, with Adam Schefter of ESPN reporting that the New York Giants will be signing a CFL player on Tuesday morning:

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Tasker turned down the Packers offer and re-signed in Canada.

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