June 23, 2012

DB Lance Frazier among 22 cut by Roughriders

CFL.ca Staff

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced Sunday that veteran defensive back Lance Frazier has been released.

Frazier, 31, was one of 22 Riders to be cut following the conclusion of training camp.

The West Virginia product spent spent all six of his CFL seasons in Saskatchewan, and has been a staple in the team’s defence since his breakout year in 2008.

He leaves Saskatchewan with an impressive resume under his belt.

Named a West Division All-Star in 2009, Frazier racked up 159 tackles, one sack, 15 interceptions, one touchdown and four fumble recoveries throughout his time with the Riders.

His most impressive campaign arrived in his All-Star year where he registered an impressive five interceptions, one touchdown and a career-high 38 tackles.

The 2011 season was the only year in which he failed to register an interception since his rookie season in 2006.

The Riders also announced that the following players have been released:

Import          DL     Jay Alford

Import          OL     Johan Asiata

Non-Import  WR    Ismael Bamba

Non-Import  K       Chris Bodnar

Non-Import  FB     Mathieu Boulay

Import          WR    Patrick Brown

Non-Import  OL     Dan Clark

Import          LB      Chris Francis

Import          DB     Lance Frazier

Import          DB     Macho Harris

Non-Import  OL     Nick Hutchins

Import          DB     Talmadge Jackson

Import          DB     Jalil Johnson

Import          LB      Karl Paymah

Non-Import  LB      Kevin Regimbald-Gagne

Import          DL     Kenny Rowe

Import          WR    Jock Sanders

Import          LB      Davonte Shannon

Import          LB      Daniel Sheffield

Import          WR    Taj Smith

Import          DL     David Veikune

Import          RB     DeShawn Wynn

The following players have been added to the injury list:

Non-Import  FB     Graeme Bell

Non-Import  OL     Chris Best

The following players have been added to the 9 game injury list:

Import          WR    Dallas Baker

Import          OL     Dan Goodspeed

Import          QB     Levi Brown