The 2018 CFL cuts tracker

CFL teams have until 10 a.m. on Sunday to get down to the 46-man roster limit (plus a 10-man practice roster and injured players.) The cuts are expected to happen throughout the weekend and we’ll update as they happen.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

INT – WR – Jarvis Baxter
INT – OL – Casey Blaser
INT – DE – Roman Braglio
INT – DT – Malik Forrester
INT – WR – Chris Hubert
NAT – DT – Jack McEwen
INT – QB – Bryant Moniz
INT – DB – DaQuan Pace
INT – WR/KR – Willie Quinn III
INT – DB – Joel Ross
INT – WR – Nathan Ross
INT – WR – Shakeir Ryan
NAT – WR – Jacob Scarfone
INT – OL – Ryan Schmidt
INT – DB – Dwayne Thomas
NAT – LB – Akeem Whonder

Saskatchewan Roughriders:

National offensive lineman Emmanuel Adusei
National receiver Rob Bagg
International offensive lineman Travis Bond
International running back David Cobb
International defensive lineman Rakim Cox
International defensive back Jeremy Cutrer
International quarterback B.J. Daniels
National defensive back Tristan Doughlin
International offensive lineman Timothy Gardner
International receiver Bakari Grant
National linebacker Dillon Grondin
International defensive back Reggie Hall
International defensive back Orlandus Harris
National offensive lineman Dalton Houghton
International linebacker Kalen Jackson
International defensive back Rudy Johnson
International running back Storm Johnson
International defensive lineman Arthur Miley
International receiver Chad Owens
National receiver Mitch Picton
International linebacker Tyrell Robinson
National running back Bryce Vieira
International defensive lineman Gary Wilkins

Montreal Alouettes:

Mitchell Bell (I), OL, Louisiana Tech
Ryan Brown (I), DL, Mississippi State
Marcel Caver (I), WR, Winston-Salem State
Xavier Fulton (I), OL, Illinois
Jordan Harris (I), LB, Louisiana Tech
Tim Lukas (I), WR, Illinois
Lawrence Okoye (I), DL, London Whitgift
Cameron Posey (I), WR, Purdue
Emmett Tims (N), FB, Saskatchewan
Quinn van Gylswyk (N), K, UBC

Calgary Stampeders:

International defensive back Trey Caldwell
National defensive lineman Randy Colling
National defensive lineman Alexandre Gagnon
National offensive lineman Dillon Guy
International receiver Blake Jackson
International receiver Anthony Kelly
International defensive lineman Danny Mason
International offensive lineman Josue Matias
National receiver Anthony Parker
International defensive lineman Kelcy Quarles
International linebacker Keith Reineke
International defensive back Mark Roberts
International running back Rushel Shell III
International linebacker Tyler Stoddard
International receiver Kylen Towner
International receiver Nick Truesdell
International receiver Kenneth Walker
International defensive back Julian Wilson

Winnipeg Blue Bombers:

International defensive lineman Daniel Awoleke
International quarterback Zack Mahoney
International defensive back Chris Humes
National receiver Brendon Thera-Plamondon
National defensive back Kahlen Branning
National defensive back Abu Conteh
International receiver AJ Coney
International offensive lineman Dillon DeBoer
International linebacker Jevaris Jones
National offensive lineman Ben Koczwara
National offensive lineman Matthew Ouellet De Carlo
National receiver Tyrone Pierre
Internatonal receiver Rueben Randle
National linebacker Jacob Firlotte
International receiver Myles White
National defensive tackle Faith Ekakitie
International offensive lineman Na’Ty Rodgers
International defensive lineman Chris Casher
International defensive back Jordan Thomas
International defensive lineman Sam Montgomery
International receiver Donteea Dye
International defensive back Mohammed Seisay
International running back Jahad Thomas
International defensive back Brian Walker
International linebacker Quentin Gause
National receiver Brendan Naujoks
National defensive lineman Hayden Nellis
National defensive back Andrew Ricard
National kicker Felix Menard-Briere

Edmonton Eskimos:

International defensive lineman Zachary Barnes
International offensive lineman Chauncey Briggs
International linebacker Terrance Bullitt
International defensive lineman Jason Carr
International defensive back Ahmad Dixon
International defensive back Alex Gray
International wide receiver Shaquille Hill
International defensive back Jordan Holland
International linebacker Jeremiah Kose
National offensive lineman Curtis Krahn
National fullback Pascal Lochard
International wide receiver Keevan Lucas
International wide receiver Je’Mari Luper
National wide receiver Scott MacDonell
National defensive lineman Mark Mackie
International defensive back Maurice McKnight
International long snapper Brad Northnagel
International offensive lineman Kelvin Palmer
International defensive back Brandyn Thompson
National running back Blair Zerr

Ottawa Redblacks:

International receiver Chance Allen (Houston)
International linebacker Ezekiel Bigger (East Carolina)
International defensive back Dejaun Butler (Hawaii)
International kicker Sergio Castillo (West Texas A&M)
National linebacker Tanner Doll (Calgary)
International receiver Kieren Duncan (Colorado State – Pueblo)
International offensive lineman Kendall Pace (Columbia)
International offensive lineman Jordan Rose (Idaho)
International defensive lineman Teidrick Smith (Mary Hardin – Baylor)
National running back Wayne Moore (McMaster)
International receiver Garry Brown (California – PA)
International defensive back Victor Gamboa (Eastern Washington)
International defensive lineman Bruce Gaston (Purdue)
International offensive lineman David Goldsby (Buffalo)
National running back Ed Ilnicki (Alberta)
International running back Cedrick O’Neal (Valdosta State)
International linebacker D.J. Sanders (Middle Tennessee State)
International defensive back Brandon Stewart (Kansas)
National receiver Stephen Ugbah (Manitoba)

Toronto Argonauts:

INT Isame Faciane – OL Florida International
INT Chase Farris – OT Ohio State
NAT Noah Picton – QB Regina
NAT Evan Gill – DL/OL Manitoba
INT Xzavier Dickson – DE Alabama
INT Bralon Addison – WR Oregon
NAT Mathieu Loiselle – LB Wagner
INT Cole Watson – WR Newberry
NAT Jeff Luc (LB) Cincinnati
INT Sadat Sulleyman (DE) Portland State
INT Maurice Carnell (DB) North Alabama
INT Stanley ‘Boom’ Williams JR. (RB) Kentucky
INT Christopher Harper (REC) California
NAT Matt Carson (DT) Calgary
NAT Kain Anzovino (LS) Kent State
INT Ryan Reid (DB) Baylor
INT Jonathan Epps (REC) Abilene Christian
INT Vondel Bell (DB) Cal PA
INT Joseph ‘DJ’ Park (OL) South Carolina

B.C. Lions:

DL Cedric Reed (I)
DL Courtel Jenkins (I)
DB Cauchy Muamba (N)
DB Kendall James (I)
DB Tevin McDonald (I)
WR Tyler Davis (I)
WR Jasper ‘Junior’ Collins (I)
WR Kenny Lawler (I)
WR Archelaus Jack (I)
OL Cassidy Curtis (I)
RB Shaun Wick (I)
K/P Jose Maltos (I)

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95 Comments on The 2018 CFL cuts tracker

  1. Good idea having a thread like this!

  2. Great idea, but why is it that we are finding out via tweets from guys like Ed Illinicki whose already at home in Edmonton, that REDBLACKS cuts are done. He obviously was told yesterday. Redblacks are a first class operation but this is bush league. Keep your fans in the loop Marcel.

    • the paw // June 9, 2018 at 12:50 pm //

      I think the first class move is always to tell your players before you announce their release. Whether the players put it out on social media isn’t something the team can control.

  3. Ilnicki was going to have a hard time making the REDBLACKS, even though he was a Hec Creighton winner.
    Maybe another team will give him a look.

  4. Handler should shut the F up.

  5. So why do this if you’re not updating it.

    • Tamara Harland // June 9, 2018 at 3:59 pm //

      Probably because the CFL hasn’t received confirmation. Because they follow proper procedures when it comes to signing or releasing names in this league.

  6. BC Dave // June 9, 2018 at 3:14 pm //

    RiderontheIsland…Arse51 can only be one place at a time. Clearly he started in Torana. He will be going to each city, one at a time, to educate all the coaches on who they should keep and who to release. Be patient. LOL.

    • Haha Dave, you have a point because they are all waiting on his infinite wisdom. He will drum up I told you so’s for all cuts

    • Zing….! Your lions did a hell of a lot better than my boys last night Dave. Congrats

      • BC Dave // June 9, 2018 at 3:43 pm //

        Thanks Buddy. Gotta remember though, like Chris Jones said, you are not going to win or lose the Grey Cup in pre-season. Having said that, I do expect us to have a WAY better year this year than last.

  7. Surprising to see Rob Bagg done in Regina. His production has obviously declined, but in terms of being a consummate pro and respected leader among teammates this is a huge loss for the Riders.

    Does Chris Jones realize he needs to start SEVEN (7) Canadians?

    With only TWO (2) projected NIs on the OLibe it’s going to be very interesting to see where the rest slot in. Don’t tell me a guy like Devo Bailey who’s never had more than 220 receiving yards in a season is going to be handed a starting job?

    • Rather Be In Hell // June 9, 2018 at 4:12 pm //

      Forgetting about Messam and the potential for 4 starters on D(Evans, Steele, Edem, Hurl/Judge). Bailey will be in the rotation but with Messam and good reciveing FB’s they use in TE packs, they can go with any variety. Starters isn’t the issue, experienced depth behind them is.

    • No they won’t start Bailey or any Canadian until Jake Harty returns, all-import offense except the 3 O-linemen. 1 Canadian safety, 1 LB and 2 linemen.

      • MR. Green // June 9, 2018 at 5:56 pm //

        I haven’t hear that yet. Who would be the 3rd Canadian O-linemam? I believe the O line will be Coleman(I), Bond(I),Clarke (N), Labatte(N) and Vaughn(I). I think it will be for starting Canadians, RB, 2 O-line, 1Wr, 1DL,1LB, Safety.
        They can go 2D-line however to start I think it’s the other way.

        • I’m sure Bailey will start. He’s a former first round pick who finally came into his own last year, but unfortunately then got injured. We must have liked what we saw of him in training camp this year as well.

      • Harty won’t be back this year – ACL.
        Only 2 Canadian OL so there will be 1 Canadian starting receiver and Messam will get lots of playing time.

  8. Well, if Bagg, Owens, and B.Grant are in fact cut from the riders the team average age just dropped by about 5 years.

  9. Scottsask // June 9, 2018 at 3:48 pm //

    No he won’t be handed it, he earned it.

  10. MR. Green // June 9, 2018 at 4:11 pm //

    I see the other Muamba is cut. Kind of surprised. Maybe he will be on the PR, or likely picked up by someone.

    • The only surprise about Cauchy Muamba getting cut is that it didn’t happen sooner. The guy is a horrifically bad football player. Massive liability in the secondary anytime he’s on the field.

  11. Ian R Albert // June 9, 2018 at 4:54 pm //

    Thank you for this

  12. bailey played well last year when given the chance and made acouple tough catches where he got rocked, bit surprised regarding Bagg, as I though Bagg was on of the Riders best blocking receivers and flexible enough to play slot and WR. As well grant was supposed to be 1 of their best blocking recievers , but I am not a coach looking at game film , perhaps the new younger guys wer just simply better blockers as well, time will tell.

  13. I’m on pins waiting for Stampeders’ cuts. This has to be just a lousy day for players who get that phone call

    • One would hope that they aren’t getting a phone call but are being told in person that their time with the team is done. It is a lousy job for the coaches and GMs though but unfortunately, there’s a limit to the roster size and the players understand this – not that it makes it any easier to take.

    • So is Chris Jones.

  14. Rick Cowan // June 9, 2018 at 5:13 pm //

    Bailey will start with MEssam and Labatte and Clark on offence Evans and Steele or Hurl and Edam on defence that is your seven Canadians

    • I don’t think we kept any import DTs. I think we’ll be going with Canadians at DT, DT, LB and S on defence.

  15. The Riders are looking bad, bad, bad. This league is about two things…. QBs and Canadian talent. Collaros looks exactly like he did last year. Huge problem. Jones says he is rusty? Rusty for 2 years now.

    As for Canadians… wow. Labatte and Evans are good players but are they actually trotting out Eddie Steele, Dan Clark, Sam Hurl, and Devon Bailey… as STARTERS?? And the depth behind them is extraordinarily questionable. This has disaster written all over it.

    • Adam were you at the game

      • Yes I was at the game. It was not pretty.

      • Jim Harvie // June 9, 2018 at 10:13 pm //

        Eddy Steele and Sam Hurl are going to be good starters this year, watch

        • CFLFIRST // June 10, 2018 at 9:55 am //

          Sam Hurl is going to transform himself into something he hasn’t been the last several years all the sudden? Eddy Steele and Hurl are guys who can play, as long as you can make up for them at other positions. They not average starters.

        • Steele was very good last year in a rotation with Henry and Mrabure. This year we’ve upgraded Mrabure to Evans and added Mafuta, who is raw but big and athletic and apparently showed quite well in camp. Hurl I expect to play situationally and essentially rotate with Judge, and maybe Francis when he gets back from the IR.

    • And that’s assuming there’s no injuries.

      I’m cringing at how disastrous the NI talent pool is in Regina.

    • The league is about QBs and Canadian talent?? seriously?
      Where is all the Canadian talent? Receivers? very few.
      The league is about QBs and import talent, the Canadians are mostly “fillers” to meet the ratio.

      • Look more closely Jeff.

        The teams that have both a good QB and solid “national” performers (with depth) tend to be the ones that rise to the top. International talent is far more even across the league than the Canadian complement of each team.

      • You sure seem to hate the CFL, so it begs the question why do you troll here. Are you posting because TFC suck so bad you can’t watch them this year?

    • True Green // June 9, 2018 at 6:53 pm //

      Not sure why you question Steele or Clark?

      • Steele was good a few years ago but is washed up now with injury concerns. Clark? He was never good.

    • Riders should pick up Scott MacDonell a National released by the Esks. Looked good in Ottawa but used sparingly

  16. 3 things, QB’s, Canuck talent and Coaching.

  17. Just saying // June 9, 2018 at 7:29 pm //

    Bond was cut

  18. MR. Green // June 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm //

    Many days in the CFL it’s good to be Canadian. You can be out performed and still win a job.

  19. Ari Katz // June 9, 2018 at 8:26 pm //

    Hey Area 51, look at the National Pool in Hamilton probably the best pool in the league at the moment. Add 3 good quarterbacks to this mix and the Ticats will be an Elite team. Calgary has set this model and that is why year after year Calgary fields a very competitive team. Calgary is in for a real game in week 1. If Masoli comes out off his game, there will be no hesitation from June Jones to insert Manziel quickly. BJ Daniels will head to Montreal and Vernon Adams back to Saskatchewan.

    • No question Teddy Laurent is an excellent player, I like Courtney Stephens game and Revenberg has some potential to be a good OLineman – – but after that there’s not much.

      Chambers is a mediocre receiver on his best days and he was supposed to be the starting NI there. How useless are the others if they weren’t good enough to overtake Chambers until he got hurt?

      Capicciotti is ratio filler. Struggles at the point of attack because he’s so laughably underpowered. Being slowfooted only compounds the problem.

      Shorthill, Langa and Daly are ST guys at best. You cannot have any of those three taking reps on defence or you won’t be able to stop a nosebleed. Fig Newton isn’t even capable of playing ST.

      Bringing in Hajrullahu was an excellent move. He’s not the best kicker or the best punter but the fact that he can handle both – – and fills a NI roster spot – – is a huge advantage as it frees up an extra roster spot.

  20. The Bombers actually pulled the plug on Faith Ekakite – last years first overall draft pick. Wow. Fish or cut bait in Winnipeg.

    • Oskee Wee Wee // June 9, 2018 at 9:03 pm //

      Surprising move by the Bombers, but Faith never really worked out and turned out how the Bombers wanted him to. Draft picks often have quite a bit of potential but it doesn’t always mean there going to be the CFL’s next best player. I know it is a hockey example but look at Nail Yakupov. Teams tanked on purpose to draft him but then he never turned out as an NHL star or even a good player.

  21. Oskee Wee Wee // June 9, 2018 at 8:55 pm //

    Boom Williams actually looked pretty good out there with the Argos. He is a very fast and small versatile player with quite a bit of speed. I think he will be with another team very shortly. Wish him all the best!

  22. Joe Blow // June 9, 2018 at 8:56 pm //

    Horrendous swing and miss by the Bombers taking Ekakitie first overall. Makes it easier to digest that it was basically house money with the Willy trade, but bad nonetheless. To me this speaks volumes about the Bombers National depth overall, a far cry from where it was a couple of years ago.

    • They paid him a lot of money to sit on the bench all season. A lesson for the Tiger Cats with the first pick this year, see what he can do first in camp before paying him $80k a year.
      Two other first rounders last season were receivers Behar and Vandervoort, outstanding in the CIS but 1 catch between them.
      CIS to the CFL is a huge step. We see the NCAA receivers, QBs jumping straight from college to being CFL starters. Drafted CIS players usually take at least 2 seasons to become starters and that is only some of them.

      • ………..and Calgary just released Colling another 1st round draft pick.
        The two top Canadian picks from 2017 released, the 2 first round receivers big disappointments and the rest are backup O-linemen.
        The Canadian draft one big disappointment every year.
        Not a lot of Canadian talent to choose from anymore – anyone else agree that the ratio must be reduced??

        • No, and other than the fact that Colling was released the rest of your post is either factually wrong or just incoherent. It comes across as babbling nonsense.

  23. WoundedinWinnipeg. // June 10, 2018 at 1:59 am //

    Surprised kahlen branning was mot retained in Winnipeg. 3 NFL teams were interested in him but only Detroit brought him in to rookie camp. From what I heard he had a good camp too but Cdn ornerbacks are not a obvious national position.

  24. Clay Connor // June 10, 2018 at 10:31 am //

    Anthony Parker won’t be out of work for long after being released by Calgary.

  25. Take this // June 10, 2018 at 10:47 am //

    Pity that Jones didn’t give Mitch Picton a real chance in any game time. He was only put in the dying moments with Daniels. I think he deserved a better chance. Training camp reports said he was catching everything.

    • Jones has said all camp that Picton has looked good but that he needs to get bigger and stronger. Apparently he had a nagging injury last year that kept him out of the weight room, and my guess is that if he’s healthy now and he hits the weight room hard we’ll see him back.

  26. Ari Katz // June 10, 2018 at 10:57 am //

    Its almost 11:00am and no press release by the Ticats. What is up?

  27. Red didn’t give his permission

  28. The money TO BE SAVED on footballs ops in 2019 I hope is used next year to EXPAND the roster to at least 50 active players. Way to many really good players being cut who will simply end up in the new upcoming leagues in the lower 48 – ie: AAFL and in 2020 the new XFL. Realize there are thousands coming out of the NCAA each year but with these leagues plus the NFL the cream of the crop will stay south unless the rosters in the CFL do not expand to give more opportunities.

  29. Not a band wagon jumper // June 10, 2018 at 1:03 pm //

    Where are Hamilton’s cuts?

  30. Edmontonasacitysucks. // June 10, 2018 at 1:12 pm //

    Blames Jones and the Riders. Its the most simple solution.

  31. Where are the Ti-Cats?2

  32. Rick Cowan // June 10, 2018 at 1:43 pm //

    It seems like the Tiger cats can do what ever they want because they have Johnny on their team

  33. canadianfootballfan // June 10, 2018 at 1:45 pm //

    Where the hell are the Hamilton cuts???? Do they just follow their own rules? It’s going on 4 hours late at this point.

  34. Another Rider thread for clicks but nothing in the Cats.

  35. I am an ardent Ticat fan but I would be in favour of significant fines for not releasing their cuts on time – I think it puts them at a competitive advantage if they can see what every other team is doing before making their moves.

  36. What the heck is going on? For the last three weeks all the press has been about the Tiger Cats and Johnny Manziel and now nothing.Is the Commissioner going to step up this time or give them another pass?

  37. Rick Cowan // June 10, 2018 at 2:15 pm //

    The Tiger cats should be fined but nothing will happen because they have the savoir of the cfl Johnny football this is Bs if it was the Rider’s they would be getting fined

  38. I agree with fining the Ticats. They seem to report their cuts late every season.

    • Fine for what? the cuts happened at 10AM, just because you didn’t read it on 3Down nation doesn’t mean they didn’t cut.
      I’m surprised with 3 of the Ticat cuts but not the others, you need to go to twitter

      • The deadline to have the final cuts and roster into the league is 10 a.m. but given the fact that they played their second preseason game less than 24 hours before that AND on the road, they probably didn’t get the final roster determined until late last night or early this morning. Players need to be informed so it’s very possible that the cuts were in on time but the team needed more time to inform players and asked not to have the list made public earlier. I don’t think anyone on here would like to find out that they’d lost their job via a website!

        • Good point, as usual TFMCB.

        • The players knew when the deadline was and if they were not available, that is how they would find out. Every other team including Montreal was able to comply and every year the Ticats are last to make training camp cuts public.

  39. There cuts are more then likely in to the league by the 10am cut off . No one’s says they have them publicly report the cuts at 10am can take there time doing that

  40. Ice_hole // June 10, 2018 at 2:48 pm //

    releases are on ticat website

  41. Ticats did post their transactions on the team website. Not sure when, but it’s there now.

    ticats.ca/tiger-cats-transactions-35/

  42. Brian A. Lawlor // June 10, 2018 at 2:53 pm //

    Still no Tiger-Cats cuts,even on the CFL site.Que passa?

  43. MR. Green // June 10, 2018 at 2:56 pm //

    No mention for Hamilton on Vernon Adams, on cuts, or anywhere. Is he on the active roster with Masoli, Manziel and Evans?

  44. When are BC Lions going to announce their Practice Roster (aka the roughriders OL shopping list). Asking for a friend.

  45. Solara2000 // June 10, 2018 at 6:50 pm //

    Is the 2017 Draft an aberration or a sign of reality. There simply are not enough Canadians to play at the level required. Perhaps it’s time for an objective, non flag-waving look at the whole ratio artificiality. Canadians who drive the CFLPA have a biased, conflicted view of the ration – their job security. The overwhelming majority of the fans on the other hand, simply want to see the best available players playing the game for maximum fan enjoyment. P

  46. Some media types in Edmonton pumped Chauncey Briggs tires, but it was obvious that he wasn’t beating Colin Kelly out at LT. Early in camp the folks from CHED attempted to sell Briggs as a LT starter and Kelly as the RT, which was pure fantasy. Colin Kelly was always going to be the starting LT, but a minor surprise at RT was potentially going to happen and did with Kelvin Palmer’s departure. For the Esks to keep Tommie Draheim and late addition raw rookie Andrew Peterson leaves some concern remaining at RT.

    For late addition Brandon Pittman to beat out 2nd year Eskie Terrance Bullitt and Jeremiah Kose is a bit of surprise, but JC Sherritt and Korey Jones will be ahead of Pittman so he has to make his mark on special teams if given any opportunity at all.

    Ahmad Dixon’s release over Chris Edwards, Forrest Hightower and Money Hunter is interesting seeing all three have minimal exposure as pros with Hightower having the most. Dixon’s experience as a Nickel DB was never testing in camp and hopefully Edwards is up to the starters test in replacing Ladler. Hightower replaces Brandyn Thompson who is still healing from his injury last season. Eskie fans will find out if Hightower can be an 18 game starter this season. If one of Edwards or Hightower fail, then Hunter will be the fix.

    Plenty of receivers on the Eskies, but a CFL team should call Keevan Lucas and Shaq Hill A.S.A.P., because both have big upside.

    Eskies purging national talent Curtis Krahn, Pascal Lochard, Mark Mackie and Blair Zerr while keeping six national FS/CB’s, five running backs, four national fullbacks and four international QB’s seems odd. The Eskies still have to make moves on to the 1 game list and 6 game list along with the PR, but surely the national talent level must be maintained. Purging nationals is never a good idea.

    • Darren, I am not surprised bout Palmer If I am correct, we released him the day after our last game. All this improvements we wanted to make on the O-line, well, he unfortunately for him, was one of them.

  47. BC Dave // June 11, 2018 at 4:54 pm //

    Yoshi, our PR list is now on our website. I have been looking for it too !! One guy we kept (and I hope Jones doesn’t get ideas) is Steffon Herd. No idea if there plan to put Tyler Davis on the injured list or what. Would love to see him get a fair shot.

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