The New Orleans Breakers continued to add players on Wednesday, signing two veteran CFL wide receivers, former Montreal Allouette Hergy Mayala and former Calgary Stampeder Richie Sindani.
The additions come in a wave of CFL players signing throughout the USFL today. While many expected the success of american alternative leagues to have an impact on the CFL, many didn’t expect that impact to be felt so soon.
WR – Hergy Mayala
College: Connecticut (2015 – 2018)
Pro Experience: Calgary Stampeders (2019 – 2021), Montreal Allouettes (2022)
Hergy Mayala played 4 seasons at UConn, appearing in 43 games (34 starts) for the program. In that time he totaled 113 receptions for 1,352 yards and 12 touchdowns, placing him 6th all time in receptions at the school.
After his collegiate career, Mayala was selected in the first round (8th overall) of the 2019 CFL Draft by the Calgary Stampeders. He spent the 2019 and 2021 seasons with Calgary, taking 2020 off due to the league cancelling their season amid the covid-19 pandemic. Mayala’s contract expired after the 2021 season, and he’d sign with the Montreal Alouettes in February 2022.
Over the course of his 3 seasons in the CFL, Mayala appeared in 47 games (37 starts) and totaled 100 receptions for 1,255 yards and 7 touchdowns.
WR – Richard Sindani
College: Univeristy of Regina (2013 – 2015), University of Calgary (2016)
Pro Experience: Calgary Stampeders (2017 – 2022)
Richard Sindani played CIS football for the Regina Rams from 2013 to 2015, appearing in 20 regular season games for the program. In that time he totaled 33 receptions for 467 yards and 3 touchdowns.
In 2016, Sindani stepped away from college football and joined the Calgary Colts of the Canadian Junior Football League. In 8 games, he totaled 31 receptions for 414 yards and 2 touchdowns.
After a year with the Calgary Colts, Sindani transferred back to college football to play with the University of Calgary Dinos in 2017. He appeared in 6 regular season games and hauled in 23 receptions for 280 yards and a touchdown. Additionally, he’d help the Dinos go on to win the Hardy Cup that season.
Following his collegeiate career, Sindani was selected in the 8th round of the 2017 CFL Draft by the Calgary Stampeders. He’d stick with the Stampeders through the 2022 season, and helped the team achieve a Grey Cup victory in 2018.
In 4 seasons with the Stampeders, Sindani appeared in 60 games (9 starts), and totaled 92 receptions for 986 yards and 3 touchdowns.