June 12, 2017

Frederick, Apodaca among 11 Bomber cuts


WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have made 11 cuts following their first pre-season game, including quarterback Austin Apodaca, linebacker George Stone and defensive back Terrence Frederick, the team announced Monday.

Apodaca, 23, was brought in for a look ahead of this year’s training camp and threw for 15 yards on 2-of-6 passing in the Bombers’ pre-season tie with Saskatchewan on Saturday.

Stone, 23, was considered to be in the running for the middle linebacker spot, a contentious training camp battle for the team going into camp. Stone played on Saturday but failed to record a tackle at new Mosaic Stadium.

Perhaps the most surprising of the roster moves is the release of Terrence Frederick. Frederick started at corner on Saturday and also made nine starts a season ago, logging 33 defensive tackles, a sack and an interception.

The full list of players let go is as follows:

  • International receiver Darrin Peterson
  • International receiver TJ Lowder
  • International receiver Quinshad Davis
  • International receiver Larry Raper
  • International quarterback Austin Apodaca
  • International offensive lineman Kodi Kieler
  • International defensive lineman Lawrence Virgil
  • International defensive lineman Caleb Bostic
  • International linebacker George Stone
  • International defensive back Terrence Frederick
  • International defensive back Tahaan Goodman