June 8, 2019

Making Moves: Tracking roster cuts around the CFL

Adam Gagnon/CFL.ca

TORONTO — CFL.ca is tracking all of this weekend’s roster moves as teams are required to reduce their rosters ahead of opening week. Sunday officially marks the transition from training camp to regular season prep. Stay linked throughout the weekend for updates as team rosters get fine-tuned.

Here are a few notable stipulations regarding the roster moves for Sunday:

– All teams need to have their opening week rosters submitted by 10:00pm ET on Saturday, June 8.
– A total of 3 of the 46 players for opening week identified must be quarterbacks
– Of the remaining 43 players, a club must carry a minimum of 21 National players and a minimum of 1 Global player
– Up to 10 Practice roster players can be added at any time as of Sunday, June 9
– Of the 10 practice roster players, a minimum of 2 must be National players
– In addition to these 10 players, clubs can add a maximum of 2 Global players to the practice roster bringing the total to 12.

*Denotes International
**Denotes Global


TORONTO ARGONAUTS

Former first overall pick Josiah St. John was released by the Argos (Shannon Vizniowski/CFL.ca)

Released: REC Austin Duke*, REC Kamathi Holsey*, REC Malcolm Williams, REC Darren Carrington II*, REC Cole Watson*, DB Jamie Harry, DB Malik Davis*, DB Marcus Roberson*, DB Jonathon Dowling*, DL Alexandre Gagnon, DL Evan Foster, DL Trevaughan James, DL Cardell Rawlings*, DL Sean Harrington, DL Cam Walker, DL Willie Yarbary*, OL Josiah St. John, K Zach Medeiros, K Tyler Crapigna, QB Brandon Bridge, LB Akeem Jordan*

Practice Roster: DL John Biewald, DL Jose Casarrubias**, DL Eric Striker*, OL Maurice Simba, OL Roubbens Joseph*, LS Joe Spaziani, DB Anthony Covington*, DB Caleb Ham*, K Donald De La Haye*, REC Rodney Smith*, LB Christian Hernandez**

Players added to the six-game injured list: N/A


SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS

Riders quarterback David Watford was among the team’s cuts this weekend (Johany Jutras/CFL.ca)

Released: DB Valentino Blake*, DL Mathieu Breton, DB Crezdon Butler*, RB James Butler*, WR Kyle Davis*, DB Jacob Dearborn, WR Austin Ellsworth*, QB Ty Gangi*, DL Chad Geter*, WR Donald Gray*, DB Jacob Janke, LB Christopher Judge, LB Deon King*, DL Tresor Mafuta, WR Sebastien Olvera,* OL E.J. Price*, DL Gerald Rivers*, DB Stephen Roberts*, OL Vincent Roy, K Sean Stenger, OL Travis Vornkahl*, QB David Watford*, WR Malik Wilson*

Practice Roster: OL Rene Brassea*, DB Blace Brown*, DL Charbel Dabire, DL Jeremy Faulk*, DB Javier Garcia*, DL Chester Graves*, WR Carlos Henderson*, DB L.J. McCray* WR Paul McRoberts*, RB Jamal Morrow*, WR Mitchell Picton, OL Braden Schram

Players added to the six-game injured list: N/A


BC LIONS

Austin Apodaca was competing to be the Lions’ second-string quarterback (The Canadian Press)

Released: QB Austin Apodaca*, K/P Anthony Alix, WR Joey Augustin*, WR Levern Jacobs*, WR Jamaal Jones*, WR Shakeir Ryan*, WR Josh Stanford, WR Jesse Walker, WR Will Watson, DL Vantrel McMillan*, DL Julien Laurent, DB Marloshawn Franklin*, DB Nate Hamlin, DB Keon Lyn*, LB Steffon Herd*, OL Eric Lofton*, OL Cassidy Curtis*

Practice Roster: TBA

Players added to the six-game injured list: N/A


OTTAWA REDBLACKS

The REDBLACKS cut down their QB depth chart, dropping Danny Collins (Jason Halstead/CFL.ca)

Released: REC Jordan Bouah**, REC Tyrone Pierre, REC Darius Powe*, DL Kevin Broson*, DL John Sheehy*, DL Max Valles*, LB Charles Brousseau, LB Drew Morris, DB Joe Brown*, DB Shamar Busby*, DB Monteze Latimore*, OL Jacob Czaja, OL Ryan Schmidt*, QB Danny Collins*, RB Dalton Crossan*, DB Ironhead Gallon*, DL Max Soto**

Practice Roster: RB John Crockett*, DB Deandre Farris*, DB Shaneil Jenkins*, WR Wesley Lewis, RB Greg Morris, OL Daniel Omara, DL Kene Onyeka, OL DeVondre Seymour*, DB Ranthony Texada*, WR Guillermo Villalobos**, DL Blaine Woodson*

Players added to the six-game injured list: N/A


WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

Bryan Bennett was in a battle to serve as the Bombers’ third-string quarterback (The Canadian Press)

Released: QB Bryan Bennett*, DL Brandin Bryant*, DL Alex McCalister*, DL Maxx Forde, DL Tariq Lachance, LS Zach Greenbert, DB Amari Coleman*, DB Tyneil Cooper*, DB Joe Este*, RB Larry Rose*, RB John Santiago*, OL Tanner Farmer*, REC Corey Washington*, REC Matt Hazel*, REC Dylan Schrot, REC Rashaun Simonise, K Gabriel Amavizca-Ortiz**

Practice Roster: OL Asotui Eli, DL Connor Griffiths, DL Patrick Choudja*, REC Kenny Walker*, LB Dale Warren*, LB Manuel Hernandez-Reyes**, RB Johnny Augustine, DB Mike Jones*, DB Marcus Rios*, DB Chris Humes*, DB Sergio Schiaffino-Perez**

Players added to retired list: OL Manase Foketi*

Players added to the six-game injured list: N/A


CALGARY STAMPEDERS

Dave Dickenson oversaw a competitive camp for the Stamps this spring (Johany Jutras/CFL.ca)

Released: DB Zacary Alexis, LB Jerod Fernandez*, K Gabe Ferraro, WR Shay Fields*, DB Reese Fleming*, RB LaDarius Galloway*, WR Christian Gibbs*, LB Anthony Gore*, DB Gump Hayes*, DL Michael Kashak, WR Julan Lynch, DL Jonathan Massaquoi*, DB Dagogo Maxwell, DB Marko Myers*, DL Rickey Neal*, DL Kevin Prosser*, DB Mike Stevens*, DL Darnell Thompson*, DL Charles Walker*, WR Griff Whalen*, LB Travis Wilson*

Practice Roster: WR Daniel Braverman*, OL David Brown, OL Guillermo Calderon**, RB Ka’Deem Carey*, DL Chris Casher*, DB Jamari Gilbert*, OL Jaylan Guthrie, WR Aaron Peck*, K Oscar Hugo Silva**, OL Zack Williams

Players added to the six-game injured list: OL Leon Johnson*, WR Kamar Jorden*


HAMILTON TIGER-CATS

The Ticats parted ways with Canadian defensive tackle Justin Vaughn (David Chidley/CFL.ca)

Released: DB Darius Allensworth*, DB James Allen*, DT David Dean*, DB Tre Dempsey*, K/P Michael Domagala, OL Isame Faciane*, OL Christian Harris*, DB Demontre Hurst*, RB Ray Lawry III*, LB Darnell Leslie*, RB Luis Lopez**, DT Cashaud Lyons*, WR Jose Noriega**, DB Gabriel Ouellet, DB Kevin Richardson II*, DB Joel Ross*, WR Justin Sumpter*, WR Justin Thomas*, DT Justin Vaughn, LB Lucas Wacha*, WR Desmon White*, OL Avery Young*

Practice Roster: WR Jaelon Ackin*, LB Tyrice Beverette*, DB Maurice Carnell IV*, WR Marcus Davis, DE Valentin Gnahoua**, WR/KR Janarion Grant*, LB Lukas Korl, WR Marcus Tucker*, OL Joel Van Pelt, DT Eddy Wilson I*

Players added to the six-game injured list: N/A


MONTREAL ALOUETTES

Quarterback Jeff Mathews was among the Alouettes’ cuts on Saturday (MontrealAlouettes.com)

Released: WR Dante Absher*, WR Andrew Bennett, WR Alexander Morrison, WR Chris Osei-Kusi, WR Zac Parker*, WR Dalton Ponchillia*, WR Andrew Verboys*, OL Zach Annen, OL Jarvis Harrison*, OL Na’Ty Rodgers*, OL Samuel Thomassin, LB Kevin Haynes*, LB Paris Taylor*, LB Benjamin Whiting, RB Jeshrun Antwi, RB Shaq Murray-Lawrence, RB Asnnel Robo**, DB Cody Cranston, DB Jamirr Holland*, DB Larry Hope Jr.*, DB Jamarcus King*, DB Jermaine Robinson*, DB Justin Strong*, DB Dondre Wright, DL Gabriel Knapton*, DL Justin Stewart*, DL Tyler Copache*, LS Maxime Latour, QB Jeff Mathews*, QB Chris Merchant

Practice Roster: WR Quan Bray*, WR Richmond Nketiah, LB Tevin Floyd*, LB Jason Hall*, FB Étienne Moisan, DL Elijah Norris*, DL Michael Sanelli, DB Marcellus Pippins*, DB Juan Tamayo**, QB Hugo Richard, OL Zach Wilkinson, K Enrique Yenny**

Players added to the six-game injured list: N/A


EDMONTON ESKIMOS

Eskimos GM Brock Sunderland had some tough decisions to make after training camp (Johany Jutras/CFL.ca)

Released: OL Kwabena Asare, OL Tyler Howell*, DL Gabriel Bagnell, DL Kyle Cerge-Henderson*, DL Jamar King*, DL Shaquille Riddick*, DL Ben Sorensen*, DL Trenton Thompson*, REC Tyler Batson*, REC Torrance Gibson*, REC Ron’quavion Tarver*, LB DJ Calhoun*, LB Daniel Carrete*, RB Blake Ingleton*, DB Oshane Samuels, DB Jalen Spencer*, DB Nick Taylor*

Practice Roster: REC Bryce Bobo*, REC Diego Viamontes**, DB Scott Hutter, DB Jose Romero*, DB Brian Walker*, DL Darius Jackson*, DL Mark Mackie, DL Kelcey Quarles*, OL Jean-Simon Roy, RB Alex Taylor, LB Jonathan Walton*, QB Troy Williams*

Suspended: DB Eric Blake, REC Hunter Karl, DL David Perkins*, REC Malik Richards

Retired: DB Bryce Bartlett, K Greg Hutchins, DB Robert Priester*

Players added to the six-game injured list: N/A