June 17, 2017

Stampeders make roster moves

Photo by Mark Shannon

The Calgary Stampeders have made a number of roster moves in advance of today’s CFL deadline.

The following players have been released:

  • International receiver Reggie Begelton
  • International receiver A.J. Cruz
  • National defensive lineman Ben D’Aguilar
  • International offensive lineman Devonte Danzey
  • National offensive lineman Felix Gacusana
  • International quarterback Mitchell Gale
  • International running back Jacobi Green
  • International defensive lineman Kingsley Ibeh
  • International defensive back Tre Jones
  • International defensive lineman Jeff Luc
  • International offensive lineman Antoine McClain
  • International linebacker Evan McKelvey
  • International offensive lineman Mike McQueen
  • International receiver Jamal Nixon
  • International defensive back Joel Ross
  • National defensive back Chris Rwabukamba
  • International receiver Kevin Smith


D’Aguilar is the most experienced player to be released as he appeared in 49 regular-season games and two playoff contests over four seasons with the Stamps after being selected in the second round of the 2013 draft.

D’Aguilar played primarily on special teams, accumulating 35 career special-teams tackles. He also had four defensive tackles, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.

“I thank Ben for all of his contributions to the Stampeders on and off the field over the past four years and wish him the best of luck,” said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel.

The following players are returning to their university teams:

  • National defensive lineman Alexandre Gagnon (Université de Sherbrooke)
  • National defensive back Adam Laurensse (University of Calgary)
  • National receiver Richard Sindani (University of Calgary)


In addition, the Stamps have signed international linebacker Wynton McManis and placed him on the practice roster. McManis played two games with the San Francsico 49ers in 2016 after signing with the club as an undrafted free agent.

Over the course of a four-year collegiate career at Memphis, he recorded 111 total tackles including 9.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups. McManis was a team captain during his senior year with the Tigers.

The following players have also been added to the practice roster:

  • National defensive lineman Michael Kashak
  • National receiver Julan Lynch
  • International receiver Marken Michel
  • National running back Ante Milanovic-Litre
  • International offensive lineman Justin Renfrow
  • International defensive lineman Mike Rose
  • International defensive back Jordan Sefon
  • International defensive lineman James Vaughters
  • International running back Terry Williams