Buckeye bucked off: Roughriders release former Ohio State standout Damon Webb

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have released American defensive back Damon Webb ahead of their clash with the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday.

Webb played ten games with the Riders as a rookie last year, recording 27 defensive tackles, seven special teams tackles, one interception and a defensive touchdown. The 26-year-old suited up in the first two games of the 2022 season, notching one tackle.

The five-foot-11, 195-pound cornerback spent four NCAA seasons at Ohio State University playing in 35 games and recording 131 tackles, four tackles for loss, two touchdowns from six interceptions, seven pass deflections, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

The Detroit native had a standout season in his final year, recording five interceptions – the second-best total in the Big Ten conference. Webb helped lead his team to the 2017 Cotton Bowl where he was named game MVP. He was also named to the All-Big Ten third-team in his senior year and was an honourable mention as a junior. 

Webb later signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans, spending a year on the practice roster before coming to Canada.