The Canadian Football League and the member clubs have voted to reinstate the “NFL Window”.

The “NFL Window” allows CFL players to work out and sign contracts with NFL teams in the off-season when they have one year left on their CFL contracts. Unfortunately, for those that have already signed contracts they will not be subject to the window.

It will be limited to those contracts that are signed after August 20 due to the league is required to give 30 days notice to the Players’ Association. That means players like James Wilder, of the Toronto Argos, and Johnny Manziel, of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, will not be able to use the “NFL Window” following this season.

The issue came up this past off-season when Wilder had threatened to sit out this summer because he could not look into any NFL interest with a year left on his contract. CFL rookies are required to sign two-year deals.

Wilder did eventually sign a new deal with Toronto for two years. The Florida State product has appeared in four games this year, tallying 222 rushing yards and adding a pair of touchdowns, while making 17 receptions for 187 yards.

The other big news of the day from the league above the 49th parallel was that the Edmonton Eskimos had reportedly dropped former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens from their negotiation list.

Owens had activated his 10-day clause on July 16 that forced Edmonton to either sign him or release him. This leaves the former Pro Bowler the chance to sign with any other CFL team.

The 44-year old last played pro football during the 2010 NFL season with the Cincinnati Bengals.