June 8, 2019

BC Lions Transactions | June 8th

The BC Lions have released the following 17 players as per the CFL’s deadline for final roster cutdown:

Players released:

QB Austin Apodaca (I)
K/P Anthony Alix (N)
WR Joey Augustin (I)
WR Levern Jacobs (I)
WR Jamaal Jones (I)
WR Shakeir Ryan (I)
WR Josh Stanford (N)
WR Jesse Walker (N)
WR Will Watson (N)
DL Vantrel McMillan (I)
DL Julien Laurent (N)
DB Marloshawn Franklin (I)
DB Nate Hamlin (N)
DB Keon Lyn (I)
LB Steffon Herd (I)
OL Eric Lofton (I)
OL Cassidy Curtis (I)

Friday night’s pre-season victory over the Calgary Stampeders certainly answered a few questions, namely at the quarterback position where rookie Grant Kraemer led the fourth quarter comeback with two touchdown drives in the final minutes. The Lions will return to practice on Monday before opening up the regular season on Saturday, June 15th against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at BC Place.

Matt Baker: