June 14, 2015

First Cuts: Tracking roster moves around the CFL

Stamps/Riders/Argos Staff

TORONTO — is tracking roster moves all day long as teams adjust to get under the 65-player mark (exluding non-counters) by the 11:59pm ET deadline tonight.

The Toronto Argonauts were the first club to announce their cuts Sunday with the most notable move coming with the release of Alex Suber.  Suber joined the Argos midway through last season and very quickly became a starting defensive halfback.

Released: OL Joe Circelli, WR Ronald Johnson, RB Lyle McCombs, K/P Andrew Muzljakovich, OL Austin Roy, DB Alex Suber, WR Brandon Terry, DB Donald Washington

The Ticats made their roster changes with no real surprises. The team added CJ Gable, Rico Murray and Antonio Coleman to the suspended list but likely nothing to look into and more an adjustment needed to free up room on the roster; especially since they likely won’t be seeing action this week due to injiry.

Released: WR Dean Anthony, OL Kevin Henry, LB Chris Johnson, LB Larry King, OL Stephane Milhim, DB Cleshawn Page
Suspended: RB CJ Gable, DE Antonio Coleman, DB Rico Murray
6-Game Injured List: Brian Bulcke

The Calgary Stampeders cut their roster by seven, including the release of veteran national wide receiver Jabari Arthur and running back Jock Sanders.  Arthur has spent seven seasons with the Stampeders and won Grey Cups with them in 2008 and 2014 while registering 1,145 career yards.

Released: WR Jabari Arthur, OL Rico Forbes, DL Adrian Hamilton, LB Brandon Harper, OL Christian Johnson, LS Kyle Tyo, DB Jeremy Williams, WR Derrick Joseph, RB Jock Sanders

The Alouettes’ running back stable is slightly less crowded after the release of Chris Rainey. Michael Sam was placed on the suspended list after he left the team to go home for personal reasons. His return to the team is currently up in the air.

Released: DB Dominic Clarke, WR Brandan Green, RB Jewel Hampton, DT Damien Jacobs, QB Andrew Manley, RB Chris Rainey
Six-Game Injured List: DT Jeff Finley
Suspended: DE Michael Sam


Nothing ground-breaking out of Winnipeg, although Lavasier Tuinei is one notable name out of the Bomber fold after a productive first pre-season game that included a touchdown grab. Nationals Ezra Millington and Dan West are also among those released.

Released: LB Sammy Brown, DB Patrick Hall, WR Lavasier Tuinei, OL Quinn Everett, WR Ezra Millington, DB Dan West
Six-Game Injured List: DE Louie Richardson

The Riders announced thier cuts late Sunday night and among them was quarterback Tino Sunseri who re-signed with the club in the off-season after a 2014 campaign where he was in and out of the starting lineup following Darian Durant’s elbow injury.  Sunseri was 4 of 6 for 21 yards and 1 interception in Saturday’s pre-season loss to Edmonton.

Released: RB Terrance Cobb, DB Darwin Cook, LB Eltoro Freeman, LB Joash Gesse, OL Terry Hart, K Denton Kolodzinski, OL Michael Philipp, QB Tino Sunseri, WR Eric Thomas, K Cody Thornton, DL Ryan Wellman
Return to School:  QB Noah Picton
Return to Junior: OL Matthew Halbgewachs, DL Matt Kozun, WR Evan Turkington

The Eskimos didn’t make any major splashes on Sunday, with safety Corbin Sharun headlining seven cuts. Running back Harold Mutobola was also among those released as the position begins to shape up for the Esks following a season-ending injury to John White and subsequent signing of Chad Simpson.

Released: KR Etauj Allen, OL David Griffin, RB Harold Mutobola, WR/KR Eric Page, DE RJ Roberts, S Corbin Sharun, DB Scott Williams

The REDBLACKS didn’t make any significant moves before Sunday’s deadline, releasing six players while placing rookie national receiver Jake Harty on the six-game injured list.

Released: DL Chase Baker, DB John Stevenson, RB Akeem Shavers, WR Lanear Sampson, RB Guillaume Bourassa, OL Anthony Barrette
Suspended: DB Travell Dixon
Six-Game Injured List: WR Jake Harty

The BC Lions cleared up their cloudy quarterback situation behind Travis Lulay a little bit, announcing the release of Travis Partridge. Off-season addition Brendan Bigelow was also among Sunday’s cuts in BC, none of which arrive as a major shock.

Released: QB Travis Partridge, DB Torri Williams, DB Derrick Morgan, RB Brendan Bigelow, OL John Estes, OL Kaycee Ike, DL Alex King, Rec Reggie Jordan.
Signed: DB Jordan Rwiyamilira