Canadian and CFL-related NFL cutdown tracker

NFL teams must finalize their 53-man active rosters by Saturday at 4 p.m. eastern time.

There will be lots of moves made as franchises prepare for the start of the regular season. If players are waived, they can be claimed by any rival team by Sunday at noon (12 p.m. eastern time). One hour later, teams can start filling out their 16-man practice rosters.

3DownNation is tracking every CFL-related move, including players who have made active rosters, accepted practice squad spots or been released.

For a comprehensive breakdown of Canadians and former CFL players’ chances of earning jobs in the NFL, check out J.C. Abbott’s analysis.

*Players are listed in alphabetical order by last name and (N) denotes national, (I) denotes international

DB DaShaun Amos – Green Bay Packers (I)
CFL rights holder: None

The former Calgary Stampeders’ halfback was released by the Packers, according to Green Bay Press-Gazette reporter Ryan Wood

DL Eli Ankou – Cleveland Browns (N)
CFL rights holder: Ottawa Redblacks

Ankou’s name did not appear on the Browns’ final round of cuts, which means he’s made the 53-man roster. He enters his second season in Cleveland after a little over two years in Jacksonville.

TE Antony Auclair – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (N)
CFL rights holder: Saskatchewan Roughriders

The Laval product made the club’s 53-man roster where he’ll play alongside a remarkably deep crew that also features Rob Gronkowski, O.J. Howard, and Cameron Brate.

REC Reggie Begelton – Green Bay Packers (I)
CFL rights holder: None

According to 3DownNation insider Justin Dunk, former CFL all-star Reggie Begelton has been waived by the Packers. If he passes through waivers unclaimed by another #NFL team, the expectation is he will join Green Bay‘s practice squad.

DB Tevaughn Campbell – Los Angeles Chargers (N)
CFL rights holder: None

As per 3DownNation insider Justin Dunk, Scarborough native Tevaughn Campbell has made the Chargers’ 53-man active roster. The four-year CFL veteran spent time with Calgary, Saskatchewan, and Montreal.

REC Chase Claypool – Pittsburgh Steelers (N)
CFL rights holder: B.C. Lions

Unsurprisingly, the Steelers decided to hold onto their second-round draft pick. The Abbotsford native will look to make an early impact as a member of the club’s 53-man active roster.

DL Christian Covington – Cincinnati Bengals (N)
CFL rights holder: B.C. Lions

The Bengals announced their final cuts and Covington — acquired via trade on Friday — wasn’t listed. He’ll look to play a large role along the interior of the club’s defensive line.

DL Tyrone Crawford – Dallas Cowboys (N)
CFL rights holder: None

The Windsor native has fought injuries recently, but that didn’t stop the 30-year-old from making the club’s 53-man roster for the ninth consecutive season.

LB Samuel Eguavoen – Miami Dolphins (I)
CFL rights holder: None

The former Saskatchewan Roughrider has made the Dolphins for a second-straight year. He made 42 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 2019, his first season in the NFL.

DL Neville Gallimore – Dallas Cowboys (N)
CFL rights holder: Saskatchewan Roughriders

The 2020 third-round draft pick out of Oklahoma has cracked Dallas’ 53-man active roster and could look to play extensively along the interior of the defensive line.

DB Erik Harris – Oakland Raiders (I)
CFL rights holder: None

The former Tiger-Cats’ strong-side linebacker is back for a fourth season with the Raiders. Harris started 14 games last season, making 74 tackles and three interceptions.

REC N’Keal Harry – New England Patriots (N)
CFL rights holder: None

The 2019 first-round draft pick will look to bounce back from an injury-riddled rookie season as a member of the club’s active roster.

DL Michael Hoecht – Los Angeles Rams (N)
CFL rights holder: Ottawa Redblacks

The Oakville, Ont. native was waived on Saturday but, as 3DownNation insider John Hodge reported on Friday, he is expected to join the team’s practice roster.

LB/DB Nate Holley – Miami Dolphins (I)
CFL rights holder: None

The Dolphins cut safety Nate Holley — the CFL’s reigning Rookie of the Year — according to Miami Herald reporter Barry Jackson

OL Ryan Hunter – Kansas City Chiefs (N)
CFL rights holder: Toronto Argonauts

According to 3DownNation insider Justin Dunk, Canadian offensive lineman Ryan Hunter has been waived by the defending Super Bowl champions.

REC Dontrelle Inman – Washington Football Team (I)
CFL rights holder: None

The journeyman receiver continues to find NFL work since departing the Argonauts, making the 53-man roster in Washington. The former Colts’ target has recorded 2,282 career NFL receiving yards.

REC Rysen John – New York Giants (N)
CFL rights holder: Calgary Stampeders

Per TSN’s Farhan Lalji: Hearing Rysen John will be getting an injury settlement with #NYGiants. The team was impressed with him and his progress throughout camp and will likely bring him back to the practice roster once he’s healthy.

OL Brett Jones – Minnesota Vikings (N)
CFL rights holder: None

St. Paul Pioneer Press reporter Chris Tomasson: Source says the Vikings waiving centre Brett Jones. Want him back on the practice (roster).

LS L.P. Ladouceur – Dallas Cowboys (N)
CFL rights holder: None

The Montreal native returns for a sixteenth season with the Cowboys where he’ll look to extend his club record for most games played.

K/P Ty Long – Los Angeles Chargers (I)
CFL rights holder: None

The former B.C. Lions’ kicker/punter will return for a second year in Los Angeles after making the team’s 53-man active roster.

LB Wynton McManis – New Orleans Saints (I)
CFL rights holder: None

According to Nick Underhill, the former Calgary Stampeder has been waived by the Saints after joining the team late in training camp.

REC Marken Michel – Carolina Panthers (I)
CFL rights holder: None

The Panthers have waived former Calgary Stampeders’ receiver Marken Michel. He was a late addition to training camp.

OL Carter O’Donnell – Indianapolis Colts (N)
CFL rights holder: Montreal Alouettes

According to 3DownNation insider Justin Dunk, Canadian offensive lineman Carter O’Donnell has been waived by the Colts. If he passes through waivers unclaimed by another NFL team, he’ll join the Colts‘ practice squad. 

DL David Onyemata – New Orleans Saints (N)
CFL rights holder: Saskatchewan Roughriders

Onyemata made New Orleans’ active roster again this season, returning for his fifth year with the team. He signed a three-year, $27-million extension with the club in March.

DB Winston Rose – Cincinnati Bengals (I)
CFL rights holder: None

According to 3DownNation insider Justin Dunk, the CFL’s reigning interceptions leader Winston Rose has been waived by the Bengals. If he passes through unclaimed by another #NFL team, the expectation is he’ll join Cincinnati‘s practice squad.

QB Brett Rypien – Denver Broncos (N)
CFL rights holder: None

9News reporter Mike Klis: Broncos are waiving QB Brett Rypien, per source. Very much hope he makes it to practice squad as their No. 3.

Canadian OL Dakoda Shepley

OL Dakoda Shepley – San Francisco 49ers (N)
CFL rights holder: Saskatchewan Roughriders

According to 3DownNation insider Justin Dunk, Canadian offensive lineman Dakoda Shepley has been waived by the 49ers. If he passes through unclaimed by another NFL team, he’ll join San Francisco’s practice squad.

DL Nathan Shepherd – New York Jets (N)
CFL rights holder: Hamilton Tiger-Cats

The Ajax, Ont. native returns to the club for a third season after cracking the 53-man active roster. He recorded eleven tackles and two sacks in nine games in 2019.

LB Alex Singleton – Philadelphia Eagles (N)
CFL rights holder: None

As per 3DownNation insider Justin Dunk, Alex Singleton has cracked the 53-man active roster with the Eagles. The former CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player is entering his second year with the team.

REC Diontae Spencer – Denver Broncos (I)
CFL rights holder: None

The Broncos announced their final cuts and Spencer’s name did not appear on the list. It looks like the former CFL all-star will remain with the team as a receiver and return specialist.

QB Chris Streveler – Arizona Cardinals (I)
CFL rights holder: None

The former Blue Bomber has made the Cardinals’ 53-man active roster. It is expected that he will serve as the backup to former first overall NFL draft pick Kyler Murray.

DL Brent Urban – Chicago Bears (N)
CFL rights holder: Hamilton Tiger-Cats

The Mississauga native is entering his second season with the Bears and seventh in the NFL. The 29-year-old has recorded 68 career tackles with 3.5 sacks.

OL Greg Van Roten – New York Jets (I)
CFL rights holder: None

The versatile interior blocker made the club’s final cutdown on Saturday, earning a spot on the 53-man active roster.

DL James Vaughters – Chicago Bears (I)
CFL rights holder: None

The former Stampeder made the Bears 53-man active roster after spending most of last year on the club’s practice roster. He will look to rotate with dominant defensive end/outside linebacker Khalil Mack.

DL Kendal Vickers – Las Vegas Raiders (I)
CFL rights holder: None

The 25-year-old spent last season with Edmonton, making twelve tackles and two sacks. He will look to make an impact along the interior of the Raiders’ defensive line.

REC D’haquille ‘Duke’ Williams – Buffalo Bills (I)
CFL rights holder: None

Buffalo has waived WR Duke Williams, according to ESPN reporter Marcel Louis-Jacques. The former Edmonton receiver made twelve receptions for 166 yards and one touchdown with the club last season.

TE Luke Willson – Seattle Seahawks (N)
CFL rights holder: Toronto Argonauts

Willson made Seattle’s 53-man roster as the Seahawks are carrying four tight ends.

REC Brandon Zylstra – Carolina Panthers (I)
CFL rights holder: None

According to 3DownNation insider Justin Dunk, former CFL all-star receiver Brandon Zylstra makes Carolina Panthers’ 53-man active roster. 

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