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August 28, 2019

NFL Cut Tracker: Keeping tabs on CFL ties

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TORONTO — As Mark’s Labour Day Weekend approaches in the CFL, front offices across the league are keeping tabs on what’s happening south of the border.

With the NFL season in the books, Saturday marked cutdown day across the league, with teams required to reduce their roster to a maximum of 53 players on the active/inactive list.

Recent first round pick Mathieu Betts, former Calgary defenders Alex Singleton and Jameer Thurman, and star receivers Diontae Spencer, Brandon Zylstra and Duke Williams are among players who were released on Saturday.

Those who do not have CFL draft rights are eligible to sign with any team in the league. However, players that have been released could sign practice roster agreements or new contracts with a different NFL club. is tracking players on NFL rosters with Canadian Football League ties:

*Indicates rights to player via CFL Draft

Christian Covington DL BC* Dallas Cowboys On Roster
Ty Long K BC Los Angeles Chargers On Roster
Jake Ceresna DL EDM New York Giants Free Agent
Kenny Ladler DB EDM New York Giants Free Agent
Deon Lacey LB EDM Buffalo Bills Claimed by Miami Dolphins
Duke Williams WR EDM Buffalo Bills Signed to practice roster
Austin Pasztor OL EDM* Tennessee Titans Free Agent
Mathieu Betts DL EDM* Chicago Bears Free Agent
Brandon Zylstra WR EDM Minnesota Vikings Claimed by Carolina Panthers
Stefan Charles DL EDM* Atlanta Falcons Free Agent
Marken Michel WR CGY Philadelphia Eagles Free Agent
Alex Singleton LB CGY Philadelphia Eagles Signed to practice roster
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif OL CGY Kansas City Chiefs On Roster
Jameer Thurman LB CGY Chicago Bears Free Agent
James Vaughters DL CGY Chicago Bears Signed to practice roster
Brett Jones OL CGY Minnesota Vikings On Roster
Sam Eguavoen LB SSK Miami Dolphins On Roster
Jordan Williams-Lambert WR SSK Chicago Bears Free Agent
David Onyemata DL SSK* New Orleans Saints Reserve/suspended
Antony Auclair TE SSK* Tampa Bay Buccaneers On Roster
Erik Harris DB HAM Oakland Raiders On Roster
Terrell Sinkfield WR/DB HAM New York Giants Free Agent
Dontrelle Inman WR TOR Los Angeles Chargers On Roster
Michael Palardy P TOR Carolina Panthers On Roster
Greg Van Roten OL TOR Carolina Panthers On Roster
Diontae Spencer WR OTT Pittsburgh Steelers Claimed by Denver Broncos
Eli Ankou DL OTT* Jacksonville Jaguars On Roster
Jeff Richards DB OTT Los Angeles Chargers Free Agent
Brett Maher K OTT Dallas Cowboys On Roster
Michael Ola OL MTL New Orleans Saints Free Agent
Jonathon Mincy DB MTL Chicago Bears Free Agent
Tevaughn Campbell DB MTL New York Jets Free Agent