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Theres a long tradition of Canadian Football League coaches and general managers bemoaning the lack of quality Canadians to fill out their rosters, a complaint that grows louder each season as injuries mount. Asics Gel Lyte v Rebajas . Which is why, despite its relative lack of star power, the upcoming CFL Draft (Thursday at 3pm et/Noon pt on TSN and TSN.ca) is such a critical part of building a winner in three-down football. But these days, CFL teams must deal with something which their predecessors a generation ago rarely, if ever, had to be concerned about: losing the best Canadian talent to the National Football League. Back when the Edmonton Eskimos were in the midst of their Grey Cup dynasty in the last 1970s, there was one Canadian – Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Roy Gerela – playing in the NFL. Among those whod played high school football in Canada there were none; Gerela had played his in Hawaii before moving on to New Mexico State. Which means that Gerela aside, all of the very best Canadian football players played in the CFL. Period. Compare that to today where, after the drafting of Boise State defensive end Tyrone Crawford (Windsor, ON) and Baylor centre Philip Blake (Toronto) there are likely to be at least 15 Canadians on NFL active and practice rosters by the start of the 2012 season, and possibly more. Thats like removing an entire team of elite Canadian players from the CFL and asking teams to backfill with marginal prospects who need years of development to become pro-ready. There are several reasons why Canadians in the NFL are no longer such a rarity. Until the mid-1980s, the salary disparity between the CFL and NFL was often insignificant. And in fact, because of the value of homegrown talent to CFL teams, Canadian players could often make more money starting in the CFL than they could as backups in the NFL (By comparison, the NFL rookie minimum salary today is $390,000 and even players on NFL practice rosters take home $97,000, far more than any Canadian CFL rookie will make). But the degree of Canadian talent and the chance to make far more money in the NFL means that for two consecutive seasons, the outstanding Canadian in the CFL – Andy Fantuz a year ago and Jerome Messam this season – has signed in the NFL (Fantuz was cut after a short stay with Chicago, returned to Saskatchewan, and recently signed a free agent contract with Hamilton). Another factor is that a lot of young Canadians grow up these days focused on making the NFL, going to great lengths to close the gap between themselves and young American players, with extra coaching and training, playing summer-league football or attending camps south of the border. And then theres technology. A generation ago, a Canadian university player would have to be spectacular to attract the attention of NFL scouts. But today, with physical testing stats and video available everywhere via the internet, teams south of the border have a quick way to investigate Canadian prospects without ever leaving home. NFL scouts arent allowed to attend the CFLs Evaluation Camp where the best Canadian university players parade their talents. But they can all check out the results via the web. Which is part of why there were a record six Canadian university players who signed NFL contracts in 2010. The challenges this presents for CFL teams at this time of year are well documented. GMs are leery of wasting draft picks on players whose opportunities to make it in the NFL mean they may never play professionally in Canada (Danny Watkins, O.J. Atogwe, Israel Idonije and Nick Kaczur were all high draft picks of CFL teams that went to waste). But its a problem that only figures to get worse for CFL teams in the future, thanks to a small but significant change the NFL passed on Monday when it expanded its off-season rosters from 80 to 90 players per team. While the size of NFL rosters remains the same (teams can carry 53 players and dress 45 on game days), there are now 320 more opportunities for players to sign south of the border. Thats likely to have a significant effect on players from the Canadian university level who sometimes have the physical assets to play in the NFL but lack the training and development to compete at that level right away. With 10 more invitations for training camp, teams can afford to take a flyer on those kinds of players. Which means that trying to determine which Canadians will end up in the NFL just got a little bit tougher for CFL teams. And the chances they will have to wait on a particular draft pick for a minimum of 1-3 years just increased. The growing number of Canadians earning a living in the NFL isnt a bad thing for Canadian football in general and certainly not for Canadian players who seek the kind of financial compensation available only in the NFL. And its something worth keeping in mind the next time you hear how hard it is in the CFL to find good Canadians. Nike Juvenate Hombre . The Thunder knotted the series with a 92-89 overtime victory in Memphis Saturday night. It was the third overtime contest during the four games of this series. 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"We put a plan together and were just going to take it day by day and see how it feels." Harvin was limited in his first day catching passes from Russell Wilson since organized team activities back in June. Seattle is remaining cautious about when Harvin will finally see the field. No one has said if hell play next Monday at St. Louis, but at least for now he hasnt been ruled out either. If there could be any additional buzz for a team already off to its best start in franchise history, Harvin provided it. "Were going to go one day at a time," coach Pete Carroll said. "This will be one of those things where Ill probably say thing every time you ask me, so you can keep asking if you want." Nearly an entire calendar year has passed since Harvin last played in a game. He didnt play after Week 9 last season when he injured an ankle while playing for Minnesota against Seattle. His off-season trade to the Seahawks -- which cost Seattle three draft picks, including its 2013 first-round selection -- was a move to bolster an already potent offence. And then everyything was delayed. Asics Gel Lyte III España. Harvin was a spectator for the opening days of training camp, and after meeting with a specialist in New York, underwent surgery in early August. The decision to have the surgery was fairly obvious, Harvin said. A bone was impacting the labrum in his hip and causing pain beyond just doing football activities. But Harvin didnt want his first impression with his teammates being him hobbling around recovering from an injury. "It was tough for me coming to a new team and I didnt know how everybody would perceive it," Harvin said. "It was tough for me to deal with. I really didnt want to have it but I knew it was something I needed to get done. It was tough being away from the team, being new to the team. They gave me great support and I was able to get through it." Harvin said he was originally told the recovery would take six to eight months, meaning he would have missed most, if not all of the season. Harvin is far ahead of that timetable and now is in the process of getting his timing back on the field. He worked out with Wilson at the teams facility on Monday and the duo were the final two off the practice field Tuesday. "I havent had any setbacks. Im running pretty good, cutting pretty good, doing all the things I was doing previously," Harvin said. "Its just getting in the grind, getting the practices in and getting in the meetings and all of those things and Ill be ready to go." NOTES: WR Golden Tate did not finish practice, Carroll said, still sore in his neck and shoulder from last Thursdays game. ... FB Derrick Coleman is expected to be out four to six weeks with a hamstring injury. ... 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