Roughriders make cuts, announce practice roster

It was cutdown day as the Saskatchewan Roughriders made some of the final decisions before the regular season.

A few CFL veterans were released by the team, including defensive backs Blace Brown and AJ Hendy and running back Shaq Cooper.

Cut are: American defensive back Blace Brown, American offensive lineman Tommy Champion, American defensive lineman Nick Coe, American linebacker Brian Cole II, American running back Shaq Cooper, American wide receiver Jeremiah Haydel, American defensive back AJ Hendy, National defensive back Zach Herzog, American wide receiver Johnathan Johnson, American offensive lineman Noah Johnson, American linebacker Alvin Jones Jr., American defensive back TJ Morrison, National linebacker Justice Momoka, American running back Troymaine Pope, American defensive back CJ Reavis, American defensive lineman Justin Thomas, American wide receiver Xavier Ubosi, National defensive back Matt Watson, American defensive lineman Jester Weah, American defensive lineman Samuel Wright and National long snapper Zach Zynomirski.

The practice roster was announced as: National offensive lineman Diego Alatorre Montoya, American wide receiver Dieuly Aristilde Jr., National linebacker Tommy Bringi, American defensive lineman Miles Brown, American defensive back Amari Henderson, American wide receiver Tevin Jones, American defensive lineman David Kenney, American offensive lineman Andrew Lauderdale, Global kicker Henry Nell, National defensive back Kosi Onyeka, American offensive lineman Kooper Richardson.

Returned to school are wide receiver Riley Boersma (Regina), defensive back Tristan Fleury (McGill) and offensive lineman Zack Fry (Western). Maceo Beard, global defensive back, is added to the suspended list while American linebacker Gary Johnson Jr. and national linebacker Micah Teitz were moved to the injured list.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders will begin the regular season June 11 at home against Hamilton.

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