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TORONTO -- Argos defensive tackle Kevin Huntley was among the most familiar names released by CFL teams on Saturday.

All teams must be down to 46 players by Saturday at 10pm ET.  Practice rosters will be announced Sunday. 

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The Montreal Alouettes released 11 players from their roster Friday night. Among them was quarterback Quinton Porter and defensive back Seth Williams.

Released: WR Damone Blackman,WR Michael Campbell, OG Matt Cleveland, WR Phillip Livas, DE Mike Lockley, DE Cyril Obiozor, DT Scott Maxson, DB B.J. Scott and DB Devon Torrence

Added to Practice Roster: OG Anthony Barrette, WR Duron Carter, DE Brandon Denson, CB Jamahl Knowles, CB Lance Milton, WR DL Moore, LB Bryn Roy, RB Tyrell Sutton and CB Ben Wells.

Quarterback Chase Clement was among 21 released by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.  He joined the Blue and Gold in the off-season following the release of veterans Alex Brink and Joey Elliott.

Released: WR Kurt Adams, DL Zach Anderson, DB Bert Brown, LB Wendell Brown, QB Chase Clement, DL Dexter Davis, DL Anthonmy Degrate, OL Brendan Dunn, FB Carl Fitzgerald, DL Marguis Frazier, DB David James, WR Trever Kennedy, DB Dakota Marshall, WR Jameze Massey, WR Quinton McCree
WR Wallace Miles, P Billy Pavlopoulos, DB WEsley Pendleton, OL Aderious Simmons, S Teague Sherman, LB Ian Wild.

The Argos released import Kevin Huntley after four years as a defensive tackle.  After joining the club in 2009, he recorded 26 quarterback sacks.  The Argos also cut backup RB Gerald Riggs.  The Argos said that more cuts will be made later today.

The club also announced that WR Romby Bryant broke six ribs and DB Brent Vinson broke his ankle in the final pre-season game leaving both out indefinitely.

Released: DT Kevin Huntley, LB Bryan Payton, RB Gerald Riggs Jr., WR Reggie Williams, WR Darvin Adams, LB Major Culbert, DL Eric Foster, DL Kenny Horsley, DB Quinten Lawrence, DL Christopher Lyle,
DB Brent Vinson.

Practice Roster: LB Akwasi Antwi, DB Antareis Bryan, OL Michael Di Domenico, WR/KR Trent Guy, LB Shane Horton, DB Alonzo Lawrence, OL Terris Paliwoda, LB Herve Tonye-Tonye.


A pair of recognizable faces were released from Calgary's roster on Saturday, as Stevie Baggs and LaMarcus Coker were among 10 players cut loose by the Stamps.

Released: DL Stevie Baggs, DB Troy Butler, RB LaMarcus Coker, RB Wilkerson DeSouza, DL Kevin Dixon, WR Josh Jarboe, WR Brandon Kinnie, DL Andrew Marshall, WR Khalil Paden DB Romeo Pellum.

Added to Practice Roster: DB Adam Berger, LB Alvin Brown, DL Marvin Booker, RB Charlie Power, OL Na’Shan Goddard, WR Yannick Morin-Plante, OL Billy Peach, DL Luis Vasquez, RB Jonathan Williams

Just after 5:30pm ET on Saturday, the Lions announced six cuts ahead of the 10pm ET deadline.

Released: WR Elvis Apkla, DT Chris Clady, OT Ben Ossai, LB Glenn Love, K/P Steven Shott, S Bobby Davis.

Added to the 9-game IR: OL Adam Baboulas

The Eskimos announced 15 players were released from their roster, adding nine players to their practice roster as well.

Released: OL Nick Cody, RB Kyle Exume, WR Ed Gant, FB Brett Haenni, DB Cary Harris, DB Clint Kent, WR Terrance Lewis, S Hugo Lopez, DB Michael Ricks, OL Crson Rockhill, OL Taylor Servais, K/P Tomas Silva, WR Rico Wallace, DL Lindsey Witten, FB Smith Wright.

Added to Practice Roster: DT Gregory Alexandre, LS Mike Benson, OL Branden Curry, QB Jacory Harris, RB Tracy Lampley, OL Christopher Mercer, WR Youssy Pierre, LB Corbin Sharun, DB Bryan Williams.

Nine players were released by the Ticats on Saturday.

Released: QB Chris Amrhein, DB Emanuel Davis, WR Justin Hilton, WR Simon Le Marquand, WR Eric McCree, DE Eze Obiora, DE Donovan Robinson, LB Nick Rosamonda, DE Matt Singletary

Added to Practice Roster: DB Raymond Brown, LB Phillippe Dubuisson-Lebon, OL Mike Filer, DB Erik Harris, DB Arthur Hobbs, WR Lyle Leong, DB Harold Mutobola, OL Landon Rice, WR Ouslet Voicy.

The Roughriders announced their cuts on Saturday afternoon, with notables like Eddie Russ and Mick Williams among the 21 released.

Released: WR Alex Anthony, OL Eric Armitage, RB DeDe Dorsey, DL Zach Evans, WR Rod Harper, OL Kyle Hill, DB Reshard Langford, LS Jordan Matechuk, K Brody McKnight, RB Spencer Moore, LB Brian Peters, LB Kevin Regimbald-Gagne, DB Ramzee Robinson, DB Eddie Russ, LB Thomas Spoletini, DL Richard Sumlin, DL Hilee Taylor, OL Jose Valdez, OL Matt Vonk, DL Ryan Wellman, DL Mick Williams.

Return to Junior: RB Andre Lalonde, LB Brett Pisio.

More to come...

Fan Comments
telefunkin u47
since Joe Mack did not spend an ounce of energy on scouting this off season at least pick up other teams talent that were let go.i am sure there are some sleepers in that group
June 24, 2013 - 11:18pm
wild horse
Enough Talent around for 10 teams in the CFL. Come On, Canadian Billionaires, have some Vision!! Oh Ya, I hate the name "RedBlacks". Zero Imagination.
June 24, 2013 - 1:03pm
als rule
BUT since saskatchewan has blocked the return of the rough rider name to ottawa it's the next best thing since it does have a connection to ottawa's past!!
June 24, 2013 - 3:11pm
wild horse
You mean you don't like "Centurians" (a New Century of the CFL and stick with the Senators' Power of ROME theme)!?? How bout The Hilltops!? (thankx to Saskatoon). RedBlacks is like a Split Personality.
June 24, 2013 - 6:58pm
als rule
and centurians isn't?
June 25, 2013 - 9:44am
Sorry to see Shakespeare leave Calgary; I had high hopes for him this year.
June 23, 2013 - 8:39am
als rule
sorry who's shakespeare?
June 23, 2013 - 2:01pm
Queen of the Green Diaspora
Stevie Baggs...his longtime nickname is "Shakespeare" because, as he put it, "All I do is make plays!"...He is a very colourful and quite well-spoken character; it would be fun to have him back as a 'Rider, but I fear his best days may well be behind him (I am trying to think of an appropriate Shakespearean quote to express this, but am coming up empty at the moment...!)
June 24, 2013 - 12:34am
als rule
June 24, 2013 - 8:35am
Quite disappointed in the Brody McKnight release: Chris Milo is an excellent punter, but a mediocre kicker at best, and we needed a guy like McKnight to handle kicking duties. Milo has to do 200% better than he has been doing to win back the confidence of this Rider fan.
June 22, 2013 - 10:39pm
als rule
will McKnight re-surface in montreal?
June 23, 2013 - 12:31pm
GC Bound
Waiting for the real fat cutting!!
Go Riders Go!!
June 22, 2013 - 8:28pm
Riders released a lot of players, but not any huge surprises. Go Riders!
June 22, 2013 - 7:15pm
als rule
K/P brody McKnight released by the green after paying edmonton a 1st round draft choice & after edmonton paid montreal a 1st round pick for him!!
June 22, 2013 - 4:20pm
RiderPride*est 1990
SSK only paid two 5th round draft picks for McKnight
June 22, 2013 - 5:55pm
Riders traded two 5th round picks for McNight and a 6th rounder
June 22, 2013 - 6:36pm
The Esks paid a 1 st round pick to Montreal for McKnight, but only received from SK two 5 th round picks...likely the worst trade ever. It also ended Tillman's career in Edmonton.
June 22, 2013 - 9:15pm
als rule
QB quinton porter on his way to winnipeg? maybe!! is huntley a salary dump as the argos now have DT mitchell? argo DL assistant coach ed philion's 1st BIG input decision given to HC milanovich!! huntley to montreal if the price is right? maybe!!
June 22, 2013 - 2:16pm
als rule
kind of shocked to see DT huntley cut as well as b/up RB riggs!!
June 22, 2013 - 1:50pm
wild horse
Ditto. And Rombi Bryant 6 broken ribs! Ouch. Attention Tim Burke, immediately send Huntley and Riggs airplane tickets to Winnipeg.
June 23, 2013 - 2:44pm