May 13, 2023

Cutdown Tracker: A look at every roster move

TORONTO — is tracking every team’s roster moves as clubs are required to reduce their numbers throughout training camp.

In this first round of roster cuts, teams will reduce their rosters to 85 players, excluding non-counters. They have until 11:59 p.m. ET today, Saturday, May 13 to announce their cuts.

On Sunday, May 14, training camps will fully open across the league. Preseason action gets underway on Monday, May 22, when the Edmonton Elks visit the Calgary Stampeders at 4 p.m. ET (2 p.m. MT).

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*Denotes American
**Denotes Global


Released:  TBD


Quarterback Zerrick Cooper was among the Riders’ cuts on Saturday (

Released: Defensive lineman Charles Akanno*, wide receiver James Basalyga, quarterback Zerrick Cooper* offensive lineman Matthew Derks, defensive back Justus Harris*, running back Jace Jordan*, linebacker La’Akea Kaho’Ohanohano-Davis*, defensive lineman Weston Kramer*

Suspended: Offensive lineman Jeremiah Poutasi*, defensive back Rashard Richardson*, wide receiver Jester Weah*

Retired: Linebacker Tommy Bringi

The Riders also announced the signing of American wide receiver Isaiah McKoy.


The Lions selected John Levi Kruse in the 2022 Global Draft out of Germany (Thomas Skrlj/

Released: Wide receiver Justice Murphy*, defensive back Jaiden Cole*, offensive lineman Syrus Tuitele*, kicker Casey Bednarski**, fullback John Levi Kruse**

The Lions also announced the release of American defensive lineman Steven Richardson.


Defensive lineman Praise Martin-Oguike was a surprise release from the REDBLACKS (The Canadian Press)

The REDBLACKS released a pair of familiar names on Saturday, in D-linemen Praise Martin-Oguike and Davon Coleman. Martin-Oguike had 12 tackles and three sacks and a forced fumble in nine games last season. Coleman had 16 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles and a touchdown last year, playing in 14 games, with 2022 serving as his second season in Ottawa.

Released: Defensive lineman Praise Martin-Oguike*, defensive lineman Davon Coleman*, defensive back Jeremiah Baltrip*, defensive back Al Young*, defensive back Isaiah Huff*, defensive lineman Alain Cimankinda, defensive lineman Keyshawn James*, defensive lineman Wallace Cowins*, defensive lineman Shaiheem Charles-Brown, running back Deon McIntosh*, receiver Adonicas Sanders*, receiver Malik Williams*

Six-game injured list: Receiver Bralon Addison*

Retired: Offensive lineman Peter Kourtis

Suspended: Defensive back Skyler Thomas*


Receiver Michael O’Shea was one of the Blue Bombers’ 12 cuts out of rookie camp (

In addition to their initial cuts, the Blue Bombers have signed wide receiver Braxton Westfield*, defensive tackle Julius Turner*, offensive lineman Jakub Szott and punter Jamieson Sheahan**

Released: Running back TaZhawn Henry*, quarterback Cooper Callis*, offensive lineman Tyler Grisolia, punter Chris MacLean, kicker Marc Orozco*, defensive back Cedrick Lavigne, receiver Michael O’Shea, defensive back Jordan Brown*, defensive back Tyrique McGhee*, defensive back Karon Delince*, defensive back Noah Hallett, receiver Jaivon Heiligh*

Suspended: Defensive back Will Allen Jr.*, defensive tackle O’Bryan Goodson*

Six-game injured list: Defensive end Thiadric Hansen**, linebacker Kyrie Wilson*


Jalen Philpot will miss training camp as he rehabs after surgery (

In addition to their cuts, the Stampeders added National receiver Jalen Philpot to the injured list after it was announced a few weeks ago he’d miss training camp rehabbing hamstring surgery.

Released: Defensive back Jacob Biggs*, defensive back Bailey Devine-Scott**, offensive lineman Keanu Ebanks**

Injured list: Offensive lineman Joshua Coker, receiver Jalen Philpot*

Suspended: Quarterback Chase Litton


The Tiger-Cats head into camp with two notable names on the suspended list, in defensive lineman Ja’Gared Davis and kicker Seth Small.

Released: Kicker Peyton Henry*, defensive back DeMarkus Acy*, defensive back Brandon Easterling*

Retired: Wide receiver Llevi Noel, offensive lineman Nicolas Guay

Suspended: Kicker Seth Small*, defensive lineman Ja’Gared Davis*


The Als have place third-year receiver Reggie White Jr. on the six-game injured list (Kevin Sousa/

Six-game injured list: Offensive lineman Sean Jamieson, wide receiver Reggie White Jr.*, defensive back Raheem Wilson

Suspended: Defensive back Jumal Rolle*, wide receiver Jermaine Wynn Jr.*, defensive lineman Yanis Chihat


Defensive back Denzel Washington was among the 15 Elks players released on Saturday (

Released: Defensive lineman Nick Andrews*, wide receiver Gabriel Appiah-Kubi, offensive lineman Erick Browne*, defensive back Rashard Causey Jr.*, defensive back Devious Christmon*, linebacker Vincent DiLeo*, linebacker Javahn Fergurson*, punter Noah Gettman*, running back Trayone Gray*, running back Mekhai Johnson*, Peter Kozushka, punter/kicker Ryan Meskell**, defensive back TJ Newell II*, defensive lineman Riley Szafranski, running back Lexington Thomas*, defensive back Denzel Washington*

Suspended: Linebacker Kevin Francis and offensive lineman Martez Ivey*

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