Redblacks release former fourth-round CFL draft pick OL Jakub Szott

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The Ottawa Redblacks have released two of the team’s recent draft picks in Canadian offensive lineman Jakub Szott and Canadian defensive back Treshaun Abrahams-Webster.

Szott was a fourth-round pick in the 2020 CFL Draft out of McMaster University. He started 12 games as a rookie at left guard in 2021 before spending most of the 2022 season on the team’s practice roster. He was on the team’s one-game injured list two weeks ago when the Redblacks lost 17-3 to the Calgary Stampeders.

Abrahams-Webster was a fifth-round pick in the 2020 CFL Draft out of the University of Calgary. The native of Ajax, Ont. dressed for 13 games as a rookie but failed to record a statistic. He started the 2022 season with a stint on the six-game injured list, after which he was moved to the practice roster.

Ottawa also signed Canadian linebacker Justice Momoka to the practice roster. The six-foot-two, 210-pound native of Edmonton spent four seasons at the University of Alberta where he recorded 62 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, three sacks, one interception, and two knockdowns over 20 career games.

Momoka was in training camp with the Saskatchewan Roughriders this season but was released before the season got underway.