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Calgary Makes Final Roster Moves Prior to Week One

The Calgary Stampeders put the final touches on their roster with training camp officially coming to an end.

Final roster moves were announced Friday with the Stampeders now at full strength for their season opener against the Toronto Argonauts.

Here is the full breakdown of all the moves the Stampeders made to finalize their roster.

Calgary Signs Defensive Lineman Shawn Lemon

The team announced the signing of American defensive lineman Shawn Lemon. Previously, Lemon played in 107 career games in the CFL over a nine-year career. He was a member of the Calgary Stampeders’ Grey Cup-winning team in 2014.

His career stats include 176 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 70 sacks, 23 forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, one interception, and 17 knockdowns. Lemon also played for Saskatchewan, Edmonton, Ottawa, Toronto, and BC in his career. He reached double digits in sacks in three seasons including the 2014 season with Calgary. During that time, Lemon tied a league record with eight forced fumbles.

15 Stampeders Heading to Practice Roster

Calgary also announced that 15 players were sent to their practice roster. Here is the list of players the Stampeders will keep on the team.

Practice Roster:

  • American defensive back Marcelis Branch
  • American receiver George Campbell
  • National receiver Luther Hakunavanhu
  • American receiver Malik Henry
  • American offensive lineman Jordan Morgan
  • American defensive back Ramon Richards
  • Global receiver Andres Salgado
  • National defensive lineman Andrew Seinet-Spaulding
  • American running back Roc Thomas
  • American receiver Dan Williams III
  • American defensive back Kobe Williams

CFL Practice Roster:

  • National kicker Kieran Burnham
  • American receiver Nick Holley
  • American offensive lineman Leon Johnson
  • American linebacker Jarell White

Key notes from the moves made include Last Chance U star Malik Henry being added to the practice roster. After playing quarterback in college, Henry made the transition to wide receiver and appears to have a future at the position after proving himself in camp. Former Houston Roughnecks receiver Nick Holley also found his way to the practice roster after a successful stint in the XFL last year. Six total receivers were added to the practice roster.

Two Defensive Linemen Released from Calgary Roster

With Lemon signing onto the Stampeders roster, the move resulted in the team cutting two of their defensive lineman from the team. American defensive lineman Yurik Bethune and Theo Majette were released by the team Friday. Majette was signed to the team last May while Bethune just signed with Calgary late last month. Neither player played a down for the team or in the CFL.

Anthony Miller is a credential reporter and writer for XFL NewsHub. Anthony writes about the NFL, specifically the Philadelphia Eagles. He's adding CFL Writer to his title as well. Follow Anthony on Twitter @ByAnthonyMiller.

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