B.C. Lions release 18, including former Redblacks’ QB Will Arndt

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The B.C. Lions released 18 players on Monday, headlined by quarterback Will Arndt.

QB William Arndt (A), Western Connecticut
RB Reggie Corbin (A), Illinois
WR Jamal Custis (A), Syracuse
WR Keyston Fuller (A), Richmond
DB Jeff Hector (A), Redlands
DE Trevon Hill (A), Miami (FLA)
LB Damian Jamieson (N), York
WR Johnathon Johnson (A), Missouri
FB Kayden Johnson (A), York
DB Austin Joyner (A), Washington
DB Jermaine Kelly Jr. (A), San Jose State
DL Cam Kitchen (A), Delaware
DB Matt McConnell (N), St. Mary’s
OL Marcus Norman (A), South Florida
OL Phillip Norman (A), Bethune-Cookman
WR Jimmie Robinson Jr. (A), Bethune-Cookman
WR Jesse Walker (N), Manitoba
LB Jordan M. Williams (A), Baylor

Arndt originally joined the Lions in 2020 following a stint with the Ottawa Redblacks during which he completed 103-of-165 passes for 940 yards, three touchdowns, and six interceptions. He started three games late in the 2019 season but lost each one.

The release of Arndt means that Canadian quarterback Nathan Rourke has likely won the backup job behind star passer Michael Reilly.

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Phillip Norman (right) started 13 games along the offensive line in 2019 — two at guard and eleven at centre. With former first-round draft pick Peter Godber returning to health, the Lions should start a national at centre for the 2021 season.

Jordan M. Williams is not to be confused with Jordan X. Williams, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 CFL Draft. The two players were listed at the same position and almost the exact same height and weight, which led to confusion for fans.