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Riders release LB Henoc Muamba

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have released Canadian linebacker Henoc Muamba, the team announced on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old played in 17 games with the Riders in 2017 and tallied 82 tackles, 11 special teams tackles, two interceptions and three forced fumbles. He suited up in five games with Saskatchewan in 2016 and amassed 18 tackles, two sacks and two special teams tackles.

Before joining the Roughriders, Muamba signed with the Montreal Alouettes and played the final four regular season games for the Als picking up 14 defensive tackles.

The 6-foot, 230-pound defender spent his first three CFL seasons with the Bombers after originally being selected first overall in the 2011 CFL Draft. He was named a CFL All-Star after racking up 111 total tackles during the 2013 season.

Through parts of fsix CFL seasons, Muamba has totaled 267 defensive tackles, 74 special teams tackles, six sacks, four interceptions, one touchdown and 11 forced fumbles in 73 regular season games.