B.C. Lions release 13, including QB Judd Erickson

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The B.C. Lions have released 13 players from their training camp roster following the completion of their first preseason game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Those released include American quarterback Judd Erickson, American running back Buddy Howell, American receivers Ron Hunt and Jaquarii Roberson, Canadian offensive linemen Troy Kowal and Will St. Hubert, American offensive linemen J.R. Hensley and Kenny Thomas, Canadian defensive lineman Adam Wallace, Canadian linebacker Markcus Jean-Loescher, Canadian defensive back Jassin States-McClean, and American defensive backs Jaylon McClain-Sapp and Colby Williams.

Erickson completed two-of-four pass attempts for 14 yards in the club’s 30-27 loss to the Riders. He was originally signed after attending a free agent camp in Seattle. The six-foot-four, 225-pound pivot played 11 games over two seasons at the University of San Diego, throwing for 1,749 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.

It appears the Lions are now set at the quarterback position with veterans Vernon Adams Jr., Dane Evans, and Dominique Davis as the only three on the roster.

Jean-Loescher, States-McClean, and Kowal were all selected in the 2023 CFL Draft, in the fourth, sixth, and eighth rounds, respectively. Wallace was B.C.’s eight-round pick in the 2022 CFL Draft out of the University of Ottawa.