Arizona Cardinals release two former B.C. Lions

The Arizona Cardinals have released two former B.C. Lions, per sources.

Defensive end Alex Bazzie and punter Richie Leone.

Bazzie notched a career-high 11 sacks and 31 tackles to go with a forced fumble last year for BC and he was named a West Division all-star. He’s posted 29 sacks in 50 career CFL games, all with the Lions. The six-foot-one, 228-pound Marshall product has found a way to consistently rush and disrupt the passer in the CFL.

Leone, a two-time CFL all-star punter, led the three-down league in punting average in 2015 and 2016 (49.5 and 49.3). He saw time as a field goal kicker with B.C. too, hitting 65-of-90 three-pointers (72.2 per cent).

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