Washington Commanders release former Calgary Stampeders’ receiver Marken Michel

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The Washington Commanders have released former CFL receiver Marken Michel, according to Ben Standig of The Athletic.

The five-foot-eleven, 190-pound receiver spent two seasons with the Calgary Stampeders (2017-2018) and recorded 72 receptions for 1,215 yards and eight touchdowns in 24 games. He parlayed that success into a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, initially signing with the team in January 2019.

Michel spent a portion of that season on Philadelphia’s practice roster and returned to the team in 2020, though he was waived before training camp got underway. He joined the Carolina Panthers in August and spent most of the 2020 season on the practice roster, though he also dressed for two regular season games.

The Massachusetts product was waived by the Panthers in August 2021 and briefly rejoined the Eagles before signing with Washington the following month. He spent the rest of the 2021 season on the practice roster and signed a future/reserve contract with the team in January 2022.

The 29-year-old dressed for all three of Washington’s preseason games, recording four catches for 58 yards.

NFL teams are required to trim their active rosters to 53 players by 4:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 30.