Stampeders release former all-star DB Jonathan Moxey, one other

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The Calgary Stampeders have released a pair of American defensive backs in a surprise move before training camp, including former all-star Jonathan Moxey.

The 29-year-old played 16 games for the Stamps in 2023, making 18 defensive tackles and one interception. He is just one year removed from being named a West Division all-star at cornerback and has previously started at halfback as well.

Moxey first signed in Calgary during the 2019 campaign. In 50 career regular-season, he has posted 60 defensive tackles, eight special teams tackles, three interceptions, one fumble recovery and a defensive touchdown. He has also been an impact performer in the playoffs, notching a three-interception game against Saskatchewan in the 2021 West Semi-Final.

Also released ahead of training camp was fellow cornerback Julian Charles, who made three appearances as a rookie in 2023 and started each of them. He recorded eight defensive tackles.

The 26-year-old played two seasons at Mississippi College where he made 61 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, three knockdowns, two fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble. He later suited up for the Jousters in the Spring League in 2021 and in the Fan Controlled Football League in 2022.

The Stampeders are scheduled to begin rookie camp on Wednesday, May 8, before opening the 2024 regular season on Friday, June 7 when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at McMahon Stadium.