TORONTO — Thursday June 24 was cut-down day in the CFL. It was a busy day across the league, highlighted by a pair of trades made by the Toronto Argonauts. On Thursday morning, the Argos finalized a trade with the Montreal Alouettes to acquire WR/RS Chad Owens in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2011 CFL Canadian Draft.
In the afternoon, the Argos worked a deal with another Eastern Division rival. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced that the team acquired non-import offensive lineman Brian Ramsay from the Argonauts in exchange for a fourth round selection in the 2011 CFL Canadian Draft and a conditional 2013 draft selection.
All eight teams had until 3pm ET to release players and finalize their 46-man rosters. Here is a recap of the players released by each team in the past 36 hours leading up to cut down day:
MONTREAL ALOUETTES Import DB Davis, Tanard Non-Import LB Key, Travis Non-Import FS Holness, Steven Non-Import DE Brown, Ivan Import DT Scott, Taylor Import T Burley, Scott Import SB Boldin, D.J. Import DT Smith, Marcus Import DE Middleton, Greg
TORONTO ARGONAUTS Import DB Josh Abrams Non-Import QB Danny Brannagan Non-Import WR Keith Godding Import DE Ben Ishola Import LB Leon Joe Import DB Evan McCollough Non-Import FB Peter Quinney Non-Import RB/SB Steven Turner
HAMILTON TIGER-CATS Import WR Reggie Fish Non-Import FB Samuel Fournier Non-Import RB Andrew Hamilton Non-Import LB Jonathan Hood Non-Import WR Glenn MacKay Import DB Martin Manson Non-Import OL Matt Morencie Import DL Albert Smith Import OL Matt Spanos Non-Import DL Eddie Steele Non-Import DL Jason Vega Non-Import OL Zac Carlson Non-Import DL Yahia Dalloul Non-Import DL Stan van Sichem
WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS Import DB Donald Brown J.R. Import WR Chris Davis Non-Import LB Nick Kordic Non-Import LB Thaine Carter Non-Import DB Jerry-Ralph Jules Non-Import OL Chris Kowalczuk Import LB Merrill Johnson Import WR Jamayel Smith Import LB Bernard Hicks Import DL L.D. Scott Import QB Adam DiMichele Non-Import WR Scott McHenry Import DL Remond Willis Import WR Willie Foster Import RB Emmanuel Marc
SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS Import DB Willie Byrd Import WR Aaron Fairooz Non-Import LB Christian Houle Import DL Ikenna Ike Import DB Ladarius Key Import WR Cary Koch Non-Import DL Ryan Lucas Import DL Josh Miller Import DL Joe Sykes Import WR Dwayne Eley Import DE Willy Evans Import DB Brandon Foster Import WR Jeremy Gilchrist Non-Import DB Joel Lipinski Import DB Brandon Register Non-Import DL Michael Stadnyk Import RB Marcus Thigpen Import DB Carlos Thomas
EDMONTON ESKIMOS Import OL Patrick Afif Import DB Willie Amos Non-import LS Taylor Inglis Non-import WR Kevin Challenger Import SB Jamaica Rector Non-import LB Greg Whelan Import LB Frantz Jospeh
CALGARY STAMPEDERS Import DB Raymond Brown Import OL Stanley Bryant Import LB Ray Cheatham Import R Ronald Keels Import DL Kenny Mainor Non-import FB Mike Cornell Non-import R Johnny Forzani Non-import K Warren Kean Non-import FB Guillaume Senecal Import R Jonathan Lowe Import R Xavier Glenn Import DL Jae Thaxton Import DL Darrell Robertson Import DL Eugene Kinlaw Import DL Tim Hunt Import DB John Eubanks Import DB Jason Horton Import DB Chris Bowens Import LB Greg Trent Import QB Zac Champion Import RB Derek Watson
BC LIONS Non-Import OT Adam Baboulas Import WR Steven Black Import OL Jason Boone Non-Import WR Matthew Chapdelaine Import LB Bryant Cornell Import RB Yonus Davis Import DE Victor Degrate Non-Import LB Nic Edgson Non-Import WR Akeem Foster Non-Import DT Lyle Green Import DT Richard Jones Non-Import DB Cauchy Muamba Non-Import DL Sean Ortiz Import QB Kyle Parrish Import DB John Richardson Import DB Darren Toney Import WR Tony Washington