Stampeders release six, including former Riders receiver Jordan Williams-Lambert

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In compliance with the CFL’s roster deadline, the Calgary Stampeders have released six players following Saturday’s preseason victory over the B.C. Lions, including American defensive backs Javien Hamilton and Natrell Jamerson, American linebacker Tray Matthews, National defensive lineman Alain Pae, Global receiver Andrés Salgado, and American receiver Jordan Williams-Lambert.

The most notable of the cuts, Williams-Lambert was expected to start in the Stampeders’ receiving corps after coming over from the Saskatchewan Roughriders in free agency. In 2021, he had 14 receptions for 152 yards in four games for the green and white before seeing his season end due to a wrist injury.

The 27-year-old spent three seasons with the Riders and was the West Division finalist for the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie award in 2018. He’s made 81 catches for 973 yards and four touchdowns in 24 career CFL games.

In addition to his time with Saskatchewan, Williams-Lambert attended NFL training camps with the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears. He spent time on New Orleans’ practice roster in 2016.

Fellow receiver Andres Salgado was Calgary’s first-round selection in the 2019 CFL-LFA draft and that season he appeared in 15 regular-season games for the Stamps, recording one special teams tackle. He also dressed for the Stamps’ West Semi-Final loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He did not see any game action in 2021.

In addition to the cuts, the Stampeders placed American defensive back Javien Elliott on the six-game injury list.