B.C. Lions release 10 players, including offensive lineman Jamar McGloster and defensive back Victor Gamboa

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The B.C. Lions released 10 players on Monday, including former Ottawa Redblacks offensive lineman Jamar McGloster and American defensive back Victor Gamboa.

The 26-year-old McGloster joined the Leos in February after suiting up in five games with the Ottawa Redblacks in 2021. He previously spent part of the 2019 season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Prior to moving north, the six-foot-seven, 308-pound lineman had NFL practice roster stints with the Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Hillside, New Jersey native suited up in 30 games at Syracuse University from 2014-2017, starting 24 of those at right tackle.

McGloster made the Atlantic Coast Conference honour roll as a freshman and helped the Orange finish third in the conference in total offence (456.3 yards per game) in 2017.

Gamboa played nine games for the Lions over two seasons between 2019-2021. The Tacoma, Washington native registered 20 total tackles, one interception and one forced fumble during his time in Vancouver.

In five seasons at Eastern Washington University, the six-foot, 180-pound defensive back notched 159 total tackles and seven interceptions in 42 career games.

The Lions also released Canadian receiver Dallas Dixon, Canadian defensive back O’Shane Samuels, Canadian kicker/punter Mark Milan, American receivers Zac Parker and ArDarius Steward, and American defensive lineman Calvin Bundage, Romeo McKnight and Cameron Murray.