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Bombers release Joe Smith

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WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have swung an axe through their roster with the biggest name whacked running back Joe Smith.

Smith, the veteran tailback who joined the club last year in the trade that sent Charles Roberts to the B.C. Lions, lost his job as the Bombers opted to keep Fred Reid and newcomers Lavarus Giles and Yvenson Bernard on their 46-man (42 active, four on reserve) list.

Also released were:

Veteran Canadian offensive lineman Matt O'Meara

Defensive back Patrick Body

Canadian O-lineman Jean-Francois Morin-Roberge

Defensive back Ronyell Whitaker

Linebacker Jasper Johnson

Defensive back Nick Kordic

Defensive end Montez Murphy

Receiver Terry Firr

Offensive lineman Thaddeus Coleman

Defensive end Chase Ortiz



Montreal, June 25, 2009 – The Montreal Alouettes made their final cuts today and announced their official 46-man roster for their first regular season game next Wednesday in Calgary.

Released were:

LB Reggie Hunt

QB Brad Banks

WR SJ Green

DE Ivan Brown

LB John Morhing

DT Sean Ortiz

WR Chris Nickson

WR Marco Thomas

LB Stan van Sichem

DT Martavius Prince

Added to the one-game injured list were:

QB Ricky Santos

DB Stanford Samuels

RB Chris Jennings

G Andrew Woodruff

RB Mike Imoh was added to the inactive list while G Gurminder Thind was placed on the suspended list.

-The team's practice roster will be announced tomorrow.






Linebacker Neil Ternovatsky

Head coach Mike Kelly will be addressing the media shortly.


Meanwhile, we're posting other CFL transactions straight from their press releases as we see them:


Mississauga — The Toronto Argonauts Football Club have released the following players today:

#66, OT, Patrick Afif*

#2, RB, Tyler Ebell*

#41, LB, Nick Hannah*

#84, WR, Kenny Higgins*

#29, DB, Pete Hunter*

#76, DL, Kevin Huntley*

#91, DE, Ben Ishola*

#38, CB, Sammy Joseph*

#87, WR, Matt Lambros

#14, WR, Kinsmon Lancaster*

#85, WR, Todd Lowber*

#83, WR/KR Jerome Mathis*

#94, DE, David McMillan*

#82, WR/KR Kenny O'Neal*

#68, OL, Zachary Pollari

#17, QB, Stephen Reaves*

#89, WR, Cleannord Saintil*

#62, OG, Gordon Sawler

#80, WR, Brad Smith

#18, RB, Da'Shawn Thomas*

#54, OL, Chris Van Zeyl

*denotes import



The Roughriders have released the following players:

Non-Import, DL, Nuvraj Bassi,

Import, WR, Todd Blythe,

Non-Import, K/P, Jeff Bolen,

Import, WR, Brandon Childress,

Import, RB, Jason Geathers,

Non-Import, DB, Sasha Glavic,

Import, QB, Juan Joseph

Import, WR, Casey McGahee

Import, LB, Sam Olajabutu

Import, DL, David Patterson

Import, LB, Brandon Perkins

Non-Import, OL, Brad Peters

Import, WR, Byron Ross

Import, DL, Seante Williams

Import, DB, Jerron Wishom

The Roughriders have placed the following on the injured list:

Import, RB, Wes Cates

Non-Import, DB, Tamon George

Import, DB, Denatay Heard

Non-Import, OL, Gene Makowsky

Non-Import, WR, Adam Nicolson

Non-Import, OL, Jordan Rempel

Import, WR, Gerran Walker

The Roughriders have placed the following on the 9-game injured list:

Non-Import, RB, Neal Hughes

Non-Import, WR, David McKoy

Non-Import, DB, Leron Mitchell

Non-Import, OL, Wayne Smith

The Roughriders have placed the following on the Practice Roster:

Import, DB, Carlos Armour

Import, RB, Justin Beaver

Non-Import, OL, Dan Clark

Import, DB, Daniel Francis

Non-Import, DB, Joel Lipinski

Non-Import, K/P, Perri Scarcelli

Import, DL, Joe Sykes

Non-Import, DB, Konrad Wasiela



Hamilton, Ontario — The Tiger-Cats have added non-import running back John Williams to the roster. Williams enters his eighth CFL season and his second with the Ticats after recording 12 special teams tackles, 29 rushing yards and 16 receiving yards in 2008.

The following players have been released:

NIP, DL, J.P. Bekasiak

IMP, DB, Carlton Brown

IMP, LB, Matt Castelo

IMP, WR, Eddie Cohen

NIP, OL, Francis Daneau

NIP, WR, Cassidy Doneff

IMP, DL, Brandon Guillory

IMP, DL, Alan Harper

NIP, S, Sean Manning

IMP DB, Melvin Matlock

IMP, DL, Mike McFadden

IMP, OL, Dan Oliphant

IMP, DB, Desman Stephen

IMP, WR, Jacob Willis

The following players have been added to the one-game injured list:

IMP WR, David Ball

IMP DL, Demonte' Bolden

IMP QB, Jason Boltus

NIP OL, Zac Carlson

IMP FB, Robert Pavlovic

IMP LB, Cameron Siskowic

The following players have been added to the nine-game injured list:

IMP RB Kenton Keith



The Calgary Stampeders have made the following moves in order to finalize their roster for the opening of the 2009 Canadian Football League regular season.


Receiver Jackie Chambers*

Quarterback Matt D'Orazio*

Offensive lineman John Hashem

Defensive back Anthony Ivy*

Defensive lineman Julian Jenkins*

Receiver John Kanaroski

Defensive lineman E.J. Kuale*

Defensive back Perry Kyles*

Receiver Vincent Marshall*

Fullback Scott McHenry

Running back Cedric Thompson*


Offensive lineman Michael Byrne*

Offensive lineman Jon Gott

Linebacker Kelvin Morris*

Defensive back Quinton Meaders*

Offensive lineman Steve Myddelton

Defensive lineman Osie Ukwuoma

Running back Derek Watson*


Running back Jon Cornish

Receiver Jermaine Jackson*

Defensive lineman Tom Johnson*

Fullback Fernand Kashama

Offensive lineman Jeff Pilon

Offensive lineman Derek Armstrong

Linebacker Lemarcus Rowell*

Defensive back Brandon Smith*

*-denotes import



The CFL just sent out the 46-man rosters for each team (42 active, four-man reserve list). Here is the Bomber list:

WINNIPEG Blue Bombers

Thursday, June 25, 2009


ARMSTRONG, Derick 83 I WR 6.02 218 02-Apr-79 Arkansas Monticello

BATES, Kelly 59 N OL 6.03 296 27-Jul-75 Saskatchewan

BERNARD, Yvenson 35 I RB 5.09 203 25-Oct-85 Oregon State

BOWMAN, Adarius 12 I WR 6.04 220 10-Jul-85 Oklahoma State

BROWN, Doug 97 N DL 6.08 302 29-Sep-74 Simon Fraser

BROWNE, Brady 25 N DB 5.10 200 24-Apr-83 Manitoba

BRYANT, Romby 81 I WR 6.01 181 21-Dec-79 Tulsa

CHARLTON, Ike 0 I LB 6.00 207 06-Oct-77 Virginia Tech

CRAVER, Keyuo 3 I DB 5.11 195 22-Aug-80 Nebraska

CVETKOVIC, Chris 50 N FB 6.02 235 28-Jun-77 Concordia

DONNELLY, Ryan 55 N OL 6.06 295 13-Dec-78 McMaster

EDWARDS, Terrence 82 I WR 5.11 180 29-Apr-79 Georgia

FRANKLIN, Arjei 86 N WR 5.09 190 25-Apr-82 Windsor

FRITZ, Luke 61 N OL 6.06 300 10-Aug-78 Eastern Washington

GALLANT, Shawn 2 N DB 6.01 210 14-Oct-76 Eastern Kentucky

GILES, Lavarus 40 I RB 6.02 225 15-Feb-86 Jackson State

HARGREAVES, Aaron 15 N WR 6.04 230 26-Jan-86 Simon Fraser

HEFNEY, Jonathan 45 I DB 5.09 190 27-Feb-85 Tennessee

JANUARY, Glenn 69 I OL 6.06 304 25-May-83 Texas Tech

JOHNSON, Jovon 24 I CB 5.09 177 02-Nov-83 Iowa

JOHNSON, Riall 7 N DE 6.03 250 20-Apr-78 Stanford

KHAN, Ibrahim 60 N OL 6.04 290 08-Oct-80 Simon Fraser

LABATTE, Brendon 57 N OL 6.04 320 12-Sep-86 Regina

LABBE, Pierre-Luc 47 N LB 6.02 230 14-May-84 Sherbrooke

LEFORS, Stefan 17 I QB 6.00 203 07-Jun-81 Louisville

LOBENDAHN, Joe 58 I LB 5.11 235 15-Feb-83 Washington

LOGAN, Ian 31 N DB 5.09 190 19-Aug-82 Wilfrid Laurier

MAYNE, Shawn 91 N DE 6.03 239 05-May-83 Connecticut

MCKINLAY, Neil 42 N LB 5.11 218 25-Apr-81 Simon Fraser

MORLEY, Steven 62 N OT 6.07 289 18-Aug-81 Saint Mary's

OOSTERHUIS, Jon 77 N FB 6.04 266 13-Jun-77 New Hampshire

ORAMASIONWU, Donald (n/c) 93 N DT 6.03 275 04-Jun-86 Manitoba

PERRY, Fred 41 I DL 6.01 240 05-Jan-75 Southern Arkansas

PLANTE, Lorne 68 N OL 6.07 305 19-May-84 Manitoba

RALPH, Brock 80 N WR 6.03 190 16-Jul-80 Wyoming

RANDALL, Bryan 10 I QB 6.01 218 16-Aug-83 Virginia Tech

REID, Fred 32 I RB 5.10 190 16-Mar-82 Mississippi State

RENAUD, Mike 15 N P 6.03 215 25-May-83 Concordia

SERNA, Alexis 18 I K 5.07 170 08-Feb-85 Oregon State

SIMPSON, Barrin 51 I LB 6.00 236 01-Oct-77 Mississippi State

SMITH, Dorian 90 I DE 6.03 270 19-Aug-85 Oregon State

STEPHENSON, Daryl 34 N RB 6.02 235 08-Oct-85 Windsor

STEWART, Brandon 21 I DB 6.01 200 16-May-86 Eastern Arizon JC

WALLS, Gavin 98 I DE 6.20 235 29-Jan-80 Arkansas

WALLS, Lenny 27 I DB 6.04 201 26-Sep-79 Boston College

WILLIAMS, Richard 17 I QB 6.02 190 10-Mar-83 Appalachian State

Total Players: 46




HOLNESS, Steven 30 N DB

JOHNSON, James 19 I DB

WILLIAMS, Tyrone 96 I DT

Team Totals : 3





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