CFL all-star defensive back to workout for Chicago Bears

Stampeders cover man Ciante Evans has scheduled a workout with the Chicago Bears on December 20.

The 25-year-old started 17 games for Calgary in 2017 making 53 tackles, six knockdowns, team-leading five interceptions and one forced fumble. Evans performance earned him CFL all-star honours. He was part of a secondary that was the toughest to pass against league-wide in 2017.

Evans has played three seasons with the Stampeders emerging in 2016 as a starter with 42 tackles, 14 knockdowns and two interceptions.

After going undrafted in the NFL, the five-foot-11, 195-pound cover man attended Bears rookie mini-camp in 2014 but he was not offered a contract.

The University Nebraska product played four seasons from 2010-2013 for the Cornhuskers. He suited up in 47 games making 33 starts, accumulating 143 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, five sacks and five interceptions.

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Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.
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14 Comments on CFL all-star defensive back to workout for Chicago Bears

  1. stomp into 2018 // December 15, 2017 at 1:47 pm //

    Not bad for a walk on at a tryout in Florida. The long tentacles of the Stampeders. Strategically placing camps where they know talent is. Calgary holds quality camps not quantity camps. Able to develop what they find rather than wasting time and aimlessly looking under “stones”
    Has anyone seen the draft order? Calgary has the most picks, sask the least!

    • Jeff Garcia's Agent // December 15, 2017 at 4:36 pm //


      Sask has 3 selections from #5-#14. Calgary has an extra 5th rounder.

      Go count how many Division or CFL All Star’s the draft has produced after the 3rd round. I’ll help you, there has been 5 since 2004. Sinopoli, Bomben, Gott, Broduer-Jourdain and Getzlaf. That’s it. 5 of 425 drafted players have reached to All Star caliber status, as success rate of 1.1% WOW!!!

      Meanwhile the top 3 rounds have produced 31 Division or CFL All Stars. Based on those stats, the Riders have the best odds of drafting meaningful Canadian talent despite having 3 fewer selections than Calgary. But hey, you keep bragging about all those late round picks that will be out of the league in 2 years.

      • stomp into 2018 // December 15, 2017 at 5:31 pm //

        Canadian talent isn’t always about allstars, its about depth. Those guys who contribute on special teams and can fill in when injuries occur. Sask already lacks in this department and having only 6 picks doesn’t help.
        Besides that Jones draft selecting so far hasn’t been great. Is 2 first picks are busts. JSJ and Cameron Judge.

    • Donkey, do you ever get tired of obsessing about Chris Jones? Maybe we can get him to send you an autographed 8×10 or something? In a black frame of course.

  2. Rick cowan // December 15, 2017 at 1:54 pm //

    Donkey the Riders get 3 picks in the top 20 they should get some good players there

    • stomp into 2018 // December 15, 2017 at 2:23 pm //

      maybe maybe not, Top picks are often the riskiest pick. JSJ and Cameron Judge are your most recent…need I say more??

      • Jeff Garcia's Agent // December 15, 2017 at 4:50 pm //

        HA!! And Karl Lavoie was an awesome pick?! Or Brander Craighead? Or your most recent potential bust in Randy Colling. The Stamps have only hit on 2 of 6 1st round selections in the last 5 drafts. Congrats on Singleton and Lavertu but a 33% success rate on 1st round picks is hardly worth bragging about.

        • stomp into 2018 // December 15, 2017 at 5:44 pm //

          What’s your point???
          Despite this Calgary still started 8 or even 9 Canadians. Even after losing JR Turner and Lamar Durant for the season. We have had the depth to deal with many injuries and not missed a beat. Last year Singleton was a home run. This year it was Tunde Adeleke. Randy Colling got off to a bad start but by seasons end he was quietly becoming a pretty good player!
          Of course not all picks work out…. all the better Calgary has the most with 9 and all the worse Sask has the least with 6!!!!!!!!

  3. I’d be very surprised if he doesn’t get signed down South

  4. BarneyRubble // December 15, 2017 at 8:05 pm //

    Wow , he always has an answer for everything

    • stomp into 2018 // December 15, 2017 at 8:45 pm //

      Hardly. I wish I had the answer for everything!
      I’m just a humble man.
      But in matters concerning the best in the CFL, I’m afraid the arguments are rather easy! There is simply no contest. Jealous rants and spews aside we all know who the best is. Including ridernation. Jones would need a decade plus of winning football to even hope to get into contention.

  5. The Bears are the right fit for Ciante Evans. He would have a shot at the LCB backup role over Cre’von LeBlanc or Doran Grant on the PR. Let’s hope he shows well and gets a real opportunity moving forward.

  6. Eric the Great // December 17, 2017 at 2:10 am //

    Stump into 2018 choking on his loser venon already…love it!!!! Bwahahahaha

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