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TORONTO — As teams finish out their preseason schedules, CFL.ca is tracking every team’s final cuts, as they set their rosters for Week 1 of the 2023 regular season.
Teams have until 10 p.m. of their respective local times on Saturday, June 3 to finalize their cuts.
The regular season gets underway on Thursday, June 8, when the Calgary Stampeders host the BC Lions at McMahon Stadium.
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Re-signed: OL Braydon Noll
Released: WR Richard Burton, LB Enoch Penney-Laryea, DL Michael Pezzuto, WR Savaughn Magnaye-Jones, FB Chase Arseneau, FB Mario Villamizar, DB Cody Hale, DL Keyshawn James*, DL Damontre Moore*, DB Keith Washington*, DB Caleb Holden*, DL Casey Williams*, DL Tyree Johnson*, DL Tyler Williams*, WR Lonnie Moore*, WR Quian Williams*, QB Ben Holmes*, OL Ralph Singleton*, DL Simeon Okonta-Wariso**
Suspended: WR RaJae’ Johnson*, LB Brendan Murphy, LB Ife Onyemenam, OL Edouard Paradis, OL Anthony Vandal
Released: Receiver Emmanuel Butler*, receiver Willy-Pierre Dimbongi, quarterback Jake Dunniway*, offensive lineman Osaro Eromosele*, receiver De’Michael Harris*, defensive lineman Jake Hlava*, defensive back Ty’reke James* defensive back Edris Jean-Alphonse**, punter Jake Julien, defensive back Tareke Lewis*, long snapper Keegan Markgraf, defensive lineman Nelson Mbanasor*,
defensive back Hugh Nelson*, defensive lineman Divine Obichere*, defensive back C.J. Onyechi* linebacker Subomi Oyesoro, offensive lineman Justice Powers*, offensive lineman Bryce Rodgers*, fullback Connor Ross, defensive lineman Quintin Seguin, defensive back Daniel Valente.
Added to practice roster: Offensive lineman Drake Centers*, defensive lineman Tre Hornbuckle*, defensive lineman Aidan John, defensive back Deandre Lamont*, offensive lineman Lucas Lavin**, receiver C.J. Lewis*, receiver Daniel Oladejo, receiver Savon Scarver*, defensive lineman Thomas Schaffer**, offensive lineman Eric Starczala, running back Demontre Tuggle*, defensive back Joshua Valentine-Turner*, offensive lineman Roman Wahrheit**
WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS
The Bombers announced on Saturday the release of 25 players, including National kicker Marc Liegghio. The 26-year-old played in Winnipeg for two seasons (2021-2022) and made 78.7 per cent of his field goal attempts.
Released: Quarterback Josh Jones*, receiver Manasseh Bailey*, receiver Sean Coyne*, receiver Braxton Westfield*, receiver Tavaris Harrison*, receiver Brendan Beaulieu*, receiver Gavin Garner*, running back Kevon Latulas*, running back Vance Barnes*, running back Jordan Salima*, offensive lineman Kelvin Ateman*, offensive lineman Desmond Bessent*, defensive end Joe Beckett*, defensive end DeJaun Cooper*, defensive end Aaron Sterling*, defensive tackle Keenan Agnew*, linebacker Barrington Wade*, kicker Chandler Staton*, defensive back Karon Delince*, kicker Marc Liegghio, defensive back Jordan Veltri, defensive back Jacob Jenke, defensive back Bret MacDougall, linebacker Max Charbonneau, offensive lineman Cole Adamson
Suspended (returning to school): Collin Kornelson
Added to practice roster: running back Greg McCrae*, offensive lineman Drew Richmond*, offensive lineman Chris Ivy*, long snapper Damian Jackson*, defensive back Abu Damary-Swaray*, defensive back/returner Matt Cole*, defensive tackle Caleb Thomas*, receiver Amare Jones*, offensive lineman Jakub Szott, receiver Jeremy Murphy, offensive lineman Tomoya Machino**, defensive back Souleymane Karamoko**, punter Karl Schmitz**
The Stamps made a difficult decision at the conclusion of their training camp, releasing veteran offensive lineman Derek Dennis. The 34-year-old has spent seven years in the CFL and is a two-time CFL All-Star and a four-time West Division All-Star. Dennis was the CFL’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 2016.
Released: Receiver Floyd Allen*, defensive lineman Mandy Alonso*, defensive back Marc-Sullivan Andzang, receiver Felton Davis III*, offensive lineman Derek Dennis*, kicker Campbell Fair, running back Ryth-Jean Giraud, defensive lineman Jamal Hines*, offensive lineman Alexandre Marcoux, defensive lineman Romeo McKnight*, defensive back Dishon McNary*, defensive back Brad Muhammad*, offensive lineman Brandon Murphy*, receiver Andrew Parchment*, receiver Tyler Roberts*, running back Lucas Robertson, offensive lineman Jakari Robinson*, linebacker Josiah Schakel, linebacker Lino Schröter**, linebacker Shaq Smith*, defensive back Chris Steele*, defensive lineman Ronnie Thomas*
Suspended: Running back Sebastian Howard, defensive lineman Ryan Leder.
Added to practice roster: Defensive lineman Kwadwo Boahen, quarterback Logan Bonner*, defensive back Julian Charles*, defensive back Tae Daley*, linebacker Jordan Herdman-Reed, receiver Colton Hunchak, receiver Tommylee Lewis*, defensive lineman Terrell McClain*, offensive lineman Isaac Moore**, kicker Toshiki Sato**, offensive lineman Brandon Weldon*, linebacker Perry Young*
The Ticats announced Saturday they have released 21 players, including American wide receiver Papi White. The 26-year-old signed with the team in 2020 and appeared in 13 games over two seasons (2021-2022) with the Black and Gold, catching 42 passes for 414 yards and a touchdown. He also registered 18 punt returns for 193 yards.
Released: Linebacker Jareed Beeksma, linebacker Dyton Blackett, running back Keon Edwards, offensive lineman Ben Koczwara, offensive lineman Jordan Boatman*, defensive back Tony Collier*, defensive back Roger Cray Jr.*, defensive back Cortez Davis*, kicker Jonathan Garibay*, defensive back Tyrone Hill Jr, defensive lineman Ellison Hubbard*, wide receiver Calvin Jackson Jr.*, wide receiver Jon’Vea Johnson*, offensive lineman Moses Johnson*, defensive lineman T.J. Johnson*, wide receiver Kahlil Lewis*, linebacker Carlton Martial*, running back Trey Ragas*, kicker Ethan Ratke*, wide receiver Papi White*, defensive back Caesar Williams*
Suspended: Wide receiver Justin McGriff*
Added to practice roster: defensive back Patrick Burke Jr., defensive lineman Reece Martin, defensive back Robert Panabaker, running back Tayon Fleet-Davis*, defensive back Carthell Flowers-Lloyd*, wide receiver Lio’Undre Gallimore*, defensive back Dexter Lawson*, defensive lineman Nyles Pinckney*, offensive lineman Kendrick Sartor*, defensive back Will Sunderland*, punter Blake Hayes**, defensive lineman Chris Mulumba**
Released: Offensive lineman Rodeem Brown, receiver John Brunner*, receiver Trevon Clark*, offensive lineman Matt Dale*, defensive lineman Vincent Desjardins, defensive back Ja’Len Embry*, quarterback Mike Glass III*, defensive lineman Michael Kennedy*, defensive lineman L.B. Mack III*, linebacker Chris Moore*, defensive end Natrez Patrick*, linebacker Alec Poirier, running back A.J. Rose*, defensive lineman Simon Sandberg**, defensive back Reggie Stubblefield*
Suspended: Offensive lineman Theo Grant, defensive back Maxym Lavallée, fullback Jacob Mason
Added to practice roster: Defensive lineman Kivon Bennett*, punter Rhys Byrns**, defensive back Tysen-Otis Copeland, receiver Quartney Davis*, defensive lineman Jabari Ellis*, defensive back Kabion Ento*, receiver Shedler Fervius, receiver Kevin Kaya**, receiver James Letcher*, kicker Jose Maltos**, offensive lineman Jamar McGloster*, defensive back Kordell Rodgers*, receiver Tyler Snead*
Released: LB Josh Adewumi*, RB Bertrand Beaulieu, REC Trevor Begue*, RB Derek Best, OL Javion Caldwell*, RB Jean-Paul Cimankinda, REC Sammie Coates Jr.*, DL Jordan Fletcher*, DB Jamie Harry, DB Ky’el Hemby*, DB Kalen Hicks*, K Greg Hutchins, DB Hakeem Johnson, RB Mekhai Johnson*, DB Jordan Lucas*, OL Spencer Masterson, QB Khalil Tate*, OL Elijah Rose-Watson, QB Michael Beaudry, DB Christian Campbell*, DB C.J. Jones*, REC Raphael Leonard*, LB Matthew Thomas*, OL Jaylan Guthrie, DL Christian Rector*
The Elks also announced on Saturday the signing of National punter Jake Julien.