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Vince Young, Drew Willy among important CFL final cuts

Vince Young’s football quip with a Saskatchewan Roughriders finished Saturday.

Leigh Steinberg, Young’s agent, tweeted a former Texas Longhorns’ star quarterback was waived by a Riders after pang a ripped hamstring during a CFL team’s training camp. Young didn’t play in possibly of Saskatchewan’s dual muster games.

CFL teams had until 10 p.m. ET on Saturday night to finalize their 46-man register to start a unchanging season. At slightest 21 of those players contingency be Canadian with clubs authorised to lift 3 quarterbacks of any nationality.

Another 10 players can be carried on a use roster.

The Riders reliable Saturday dusk that Young was among a 20 players they’d released. Also let go was using behind Anthony Allen, who re-signed with Saskatchewan on Jun 2, spending dual seasons with a bar before personification in 2016 with a B.C. Lions.

“Riderville it was fun… don’t know because we was brought in yet usually to be let go.. ran a turn once final game,” Allen tweeted before to a Riders’ acknowledgment of their final cuts.

Willy cut by Argos

Young wasn’t a usually important quarterback released. The Toronto Argonauts cut Drew Willy, a actor they gave adult a 2017 first-round preference to acquire from a Winnipeg on Sept. 11, 2016. That collect finished adult being a initial overall, that a Bombers used to take Iowa defensive lineman Faith Ekakitie.

Willy started 4 of a 5 games he played with Toronto and was handed a starting pursuit during season’s finish by afterwards manager Scott Milanovich. But that all altered this off-season when Milanovich left to join a NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and new manager Marc Tresman named maestro Ricky Ray as his starter.

The six-foot-five, 232-pound Young was harmed Jun 6 and approaching to skip four-to-six weeks. Young, 34, sealed a two-year understanding with a Riders this off-season after spending 8 years in a NFL though hadn’t played in a regular-season diversion given 2011 with a Philadelphia Eagles.

Young was to conflict CFL maestro Kevin Glenn for a starter’s pursuit in Regina. Glenn will be underneath centre when Saskatchewan kicks off a unchanging deteriorate Thursday night opposite a Montreal Alouettes.

Brandon Bridge of Mississauga, Ont., will be a backup with rookie Rookie Marquise Williams station third on a abyss chart.

Young was 30-2 during Texas and in ’05 led a propagandize to an NCAA title. He went in a initial round, third overall, of a 2006 NFL breeze to a Tennessee Titans and was a league’s tip rookie and a Pro Bowl preference that season

Young, a 2005 Heisman Trophy finalist, started 50-of-60 career NFL games and in `09 was a quip actor and warranted his second Pro Bowl nomination. But a Houston local had been out of football given 2014 when he late after being expelled by a Cleveland Browns.

Bombers partial ways with Stafford

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers expelled 12 players, including American receiver Kenny Stafford. The six-foot-three, 205-pound Stafford sealed with a Bombers in a off-season after carrying spent time with Calgary, Montreal and Edmonton, induction 89 catches for 1,214 yards and 12 TDs in 41 career regular-season CFL games.

Stafford wasn’t impoverished long, alighting on Edmonton’s use register after Saturday. Stafford helped a Eskimos win a 2015 Grey Cup.

Defensive behind Jovon Johnson, 33, was among 11 players let go by Montreal. The CFL’s tip defensive actor in 2011 with Winnipeg, Johnson was a two-time joining all-star (2009, 2011) and spent time with Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Montreal, induction 504 tackles, 8 sacks and 32 interceptions, returning 6 for TDs.

Toronto let 15 other players go, including defensive behind Aaron Berry, who returned an interception for a TD in Toronto’s 24-20 muster win over Montreal on Jun 8.

D’Auguilar sent packing

Canadian defensive lineman Ben D’Aguilar and maestro quarterback Mitchell Gale were among a Calgary Stampeders’ 17 cuts. Gale, a four-year CFL maestro with Toronto and Saskatchewan, battled Ricky Stanzi and Canadian Andrew Buckley for backup duties behind obligatory Bo Levi Mitchell, a league’s superb actor final year.

D’Aguilar, a 27-year-old naitve of Hamilton, was a 2013 second-round collect out of McMaster University. Primarily a special-teams player, D’Aguilar seemed in 49 regular-season games and dual playoff contests with a Stampeders.

The B.C. Lions expelled 7 players, including Canadian receiver Brett Blasko, a 2016 third-round pick.

Running behind Kendial Lawrence was among 20 players let go by Edmonton. The 26-year-old returned to a Eskimos this off-season as a giveaway agent, bursting final year between Hamilton and Saskatchewan after spending a 2014-15 campaigns in Alberta, carrying rushed 712 yards on 132 carries (5.4-yard average) with 4 TDs and adding 96 catches for 927 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Hamilton gave 23 players their walking papers, including kicker Anthony Fera. That means Sergio Castillo won a kicking pursuit with a Tiger-Cats.

The Ottawa Redblacks will reportedly announce their final cuts Sunday.

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