Stampeders release former J.P. Metras Trophy winner Andrew Seinet-Spaulding, sign two others

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The Calgary Stampeders have released Canadian defensive tackle Andrew Seinet-Spaulding and American defensive end George Obinna.

Seinet-Spaulding was selected with the 52nd overall pick in the sixth round of the 2020 CFL Draft by the Stampeders. He would go on to play five games as a rookie in 2021, recording five defensive tackles and a sack, but suffered a serious leg injury the following preseason that caused him to miss the entirety of the 2022 season.

The six-foot, 290-pound defensive tackle won the J.P. Metras Trophy is 2019 as the top down lineman in Canadian university football, posting 27.5 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, and seven sacks at McGill. He was named a first-team All-Canadian that season and was an RSEQ all-star selection three times, while also winning the conference’s Defensive Rookie of the Year award in 2016.

Obinna dressed for two games with the team as a rookie in 2022, registering two defensive tackles. Prior to arriving in the CFL, he spent time with the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons.

The six-foot-two, 251-pound pass rusher earned all-Big Sky Conference first-team honours at Sacramento State in both 2017 and 2019 and amassed 136 tackles including 47 tackles for loss, 33.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries over 46 games with the Hornets.

The Stampeders have also announced the signing of two Americans, defensive back Tae Daley and defensive lineman Jamal Hines.

Daley began his collegiate career at Vanderbilt, making 108 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, three interceptions, one forced fumble and three pass breakups in 35 games. He transferred to Virginia Tech as a senior and played 13 games at safety, recording 73 tackles, four tackles for loss, one pass breakup and one forced fumble.

The five-foot-11, 201-pound defender signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2022 and saw action in three pre-season games, making 13 tackles.

Hines played five seasons at the University of Toledo, appearing in 56 games and making 49 starts. He amassed 271 career tackles, 21 sacks, four fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, 19 pass breakups, and three interceptions as a Rocket, including a pick-six.

The six-foot-three, 251-pound pass rusher was a four-time All-Mid-American Conference selection, earning first-team honours in 2021, second-team recognition in 2020 and 2022, and a third-team selection in 2019.

The Stampeders are scheduled to play their next preseason game on Thursday, June 1 in Vancouver against the B.C. Lions.