August 20, 2019

Lions Add DL Jonathan Newsome and DB Oshane Samuels to Practice Roster

Ottawa Redblacks' Jonathan Newsome (43) celebrates an interception against the B.C. Lions during the second half of a CFL football game in Ottawa on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang ORG XMIT: JDT117 ORG XMIT: POS1708261805538016

The BC Lions Football Club today announced that it has added American DL Jonathan Newsome along with National DB Oshane Samuels to the practice roster.

Newsome (6’3”, 245) is a four-year CFL veteran who began his career with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2016 and was most recently a member of the Ottawa RedBlacks. The Ball State grad has appeared in 42 regular season games including nine with Ottawa in 2019 and has tallied 50 defensive tackles along with seven career sacks.

Samuels (6’1”, 200) hails from Brampton, Ontario and attended training camp with the Edmonton Eskimos following a notable junior football career with the Edmonton Huskies.

The Lions also announced that OL Jonathan Harke and DL Ebenezer Ogundeko have been released.