Former Pats wide receiver Tiquan Underwood is heading into his second CFL season. (Elsa/Getty Images)
While NFL training camps are still two months from opening, Canadian Football League camps opened this week. (The CFL opens its regular season on June 23.) There are a handful of players who spent time in Foxboro recently who are currently in camp with a CFL team:
British Columbia: wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins — Hawkins was signed by the Patriots in the spring of 2013, but the Cal product was cut a few days in training camp. He had 39 catches for 673 yards and three TDs last year for BC.
Edmonton: running back Akeem Shavers — Shavers spent a portion of 2013 with the Patriots, but didn’t see any meaningful action.
Hamilton: wide receiver Tiquan Underwood — Underwood spent a portion of the 2011 season with the Patriots, catching three passes for 30 yards. He gained a small measure of fame after he was released the day before Super Bowl XLVI. The former Rutgers standout had 557 yards receiver last year for the Tiger-Cats.
Montreal: defensive lineman Aaron Lavarias, quarterback Jonathan Crompton — Lavarias was on and off the practice squad in 2011 before he was one of the final cuts prior to the start of the 2012 season. The 28-year-old has 87 tackles and 11 sacks in three seasons with the Alouettes. Meanwhile, Crompton was a practice squadder who was on the roster for roughly half of the 2010 season before being cut loose in favor of Ryan Mallett. In his three years in the CFL, Crompton has 19 touchdown passes.
Toronto: Defensive back Kanorris Davis — This gonzo defensive back who made his name with some solid special teams work is in camp with the Argonauts. He was on the New England roster for a portion of the 2013 season.