Stampeders release 22 in final roster cuts, including American defensive back Brad Muhammad

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The Calgary Stampeders have released 22 players ahead of the CFL roster deadline on Saturday night, including American defensive back Brad Muhammad.

The 27-year-old made 16 starts at halfback for the Stampeders in 2022, amassing 50 defensive tackles and 10 knockdowns. He also added two interceptions, five special-teams tackles, one tackle for loss and one forced fumble.

Muhammad joined Calgary after playing five games for the Ottawa Redblacks in 2021. In 21 career CFL games, he has amassed 64 defensive tackles, three tackles for loss, five special-teams stops, two interceptions, 11 knockdowns and one forced fumble.

The team also officially announced the release of veteran offensive lineman Derek Dennis, which was first reported by 3DownNation‘s Ryan Ballantine on Friday.

In addition to the two starters, Calgary parted ways with American receivers Floyd Allen, Felton Davis III, Andrew Parchment, and Tyler Roberts; offensive linemen Brandon Murphy and Jakari Robinson; defensive linemen Mandy Alonso, Jamal Hines, Romeo McKnight, and Ronnie Thomas; linebacker Shaq Smith; and defensive backs Dishon McNary and Chris Steele. Also released were Canadian running back Ryth-Jean Giraud, fullback Lucas Robertson, offensive lineman Alexandre Marcoux, linebacker Josiah Schakel, defensive back Marc-Sullivan Andzang, and kicker Campbell Fair, as well as Global linebacker Lino Schröter.

A pair of 2023 CFL Draft picks, fullback Sebastian Howard and defensive lineman Ryan Leder, were placed on the suspended list with the intention of returning to school.

Calgary also announced 12 members of their practice roster, including American quarterback Logan Bonner, receiver Tommylee Lewis, offensive lineman Brandon Weldon, defensive lineman Terrell McClain, linebacker Perry Young, and defensive backs Julian Charles and Tae Daley. Canadian receiver Colton Hunchak, defensive lineman Kwadwo Boahen, and linebacker Jordan Herdman-Reed will also remain with the team, as will Global offensive lineman Isaac Moore and kicker Toshiki Sato.

The Stampeders are scheduled to open the 2023 CFL season on Thursday, June 8 when they host the B.C. Lions at McMahon Stadium.