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Training camps have begun in the Canadian Football League with several former UMass Minutemen on the rosters.

Wide receiver Brandon London returns to the Montreal Alouettes while cornerback Sean Smalls returns to the Toronto Argonauts. Defensive tackle Brandon Collier has signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers after an injury forced his free agent bid with Philadelphia to end during training camp last summer. Defensive end Keron Williams looks to continue his strong CFL career with the defending Grey Cup champion B.C. Lions.


The Vancouver Sun has capsules on the Canadian Football League's East Division Teams. Focusing on the Montreal Alouettes, the paper lists Brandon London as one of the newcomers on the team to keep an eye on this year.

"Newcomer to watch: At six-foot-four and 210 pounds, Brandon London will make an inviting target for quarterback Anthony Calvillo. After stops in the NFL with the New York Giants, Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers, London is eager to play and welcomes the opportunity the Als have provided."

On the other side of ball, Sean Smalls is projected to start at corner back for the Toronto Argonauts this year.

"Strengths: The defensive unit, which allowed the fewest points in the league last season, will only have one new starter as Wroten takes over at tackle. Sean Smalls, who did a good job replacing the injured Willie Middlebrooks late last year, will start at the boundary corner spot."

Anton McKenzie had two tackles to help the BC Lions blank Calgary 24-0 in the Canadian Football Preseason Opener on Wednesday night.

Brandon London and the Montreal Alouettes will be in action tonight, while Sean Smalls and the Toronto Argonauts hit the field on Saturday afternoon.


Keron Williams and the BC Lions will head to the Calgary Stampeders on Wednesday, while Sean Smalls and the Toronto Argonauts will host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Saturday to kick-off the Canadian Football League's pre-season schedule.

Smalls was also mentioned in the Toronto Sun yesterday in an article highlighting the depth of the Argos secondary.


The Toronto Star has a brief update from yesterday's Toronto Argonauts training camp session giving praise to Sean Smalls for several great plays on defense.

The Argos have a photo gallery up on their site from the practices. Smalls is No. 25 in white.
We have a couple of stories on Sean Smalls who returns this season to the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL.

Smalls started the last three games of the season last year and is in the mix as one of the top cornerback's on the squad.

The Toronto Star takes a look at five key battles during training camp including Smalls on the edge. 

The Calgary Sun also has a feature looking back at what the end of last season has meant for Smalls heading into 2011.

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Gazette: Smalls Starting Over In UFL

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Ever wonder what happened to Sean Smalls? Read Matt Vautour's story on the former star defensive back in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Sean Smalls isn't bitter, but as he stands on the sidelines after Thursday's training camp workout for the Hartford Colonials, he can't help wondering what might have been.

The former University of Massachusetts cornerback was mentioned as a likely 2009 NFL draft pick early in his senior year. Fast, athletic and big for his position at 6-foot-1, scouts liked his potential. But on a punt return in the Minutemen's late October 42-7 win over Bryant, Smalls slowed up as he crossed into the end zone. The slight deceleration allowed Bryant's Doug Emerzian to dive at his feet.

Shipp, Harrington, Smalls, Baylark In UFL Camps

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All-time UMass legend Marcel Shipp is beginning his second season in the UFL with the Las Vegas Locos. Read about the team's training camp in the Las Vegas Review Journal.

With the Hartford Colonials, recent grad Kyle Harrington and 2008 grad Sean Smalls are in training camp.

Steve Baylark, UMass' second all-time leading rusher, is in camp with the Sacramento Mountain Lions.

The UFL regular-season starts on Sept. 18.

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