The Calgary Stampeders made a handful of moves to get their roster down to the required amount of players before the start of training camp on Sunday.
The team released three players, including Canadian defensive back Jacob Briggs, Global defensive back Bailey Devine-Scott and Global offensive lineman Keanu Ebanks.
Ebanks was a European League of Football all-star with the Hamburg Sea Devils in 2021. The six-foot-six, 308-pound blocker played in the German Football League in 2018 and 2019 with the Hildesheim Invaders and spent time with the Stockholm Mean Machine of the Swedish Superserien before landing with the Sea Devils.
Prior to his professional career, the Leeds, England native played four seasons for the University of Hull in England, seeing action on both the offensive and defensive lines. The 29-year-old attended the National Football League’s international player combine in Cologne, Germany in 2019 and the CFL Global Combines in 2020 and 2021.
The Stamps also placed Canadian receiver Jalen Philpot and American offensive lineman Josh Coker on the six-game injured list.
Philpot, who was selected with the fifth overall pick in last year’s CFL Draft out of the University of Calgary, suffered a hamstring injury during a training session in March that required surgery.
In 14 games as a rookie, the 22-year-old pass catcher recorded 23 receptions for 317 yards and three touchdowns. The Delta, B.C. native also rushed the ball 10 times for 102 yards, returned 22 kickoffs for 598 yards, returned two missed field goals for 35 yards and returned one punt for 24 yards.
The Stampeders also placed American quarterback Chase Litton on the suspended list.