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Sep 3, 2019

CFLers in the NFL

After the dust settled on National Football League cuts over the weekend, a total of 15 Canadian Football League alums will be part of NFL organizations to start the season this week, led by 10-year NFL veteran and former BC Lions pass rusher Cam Wake.

Cam Wake

A total of 17 Canadian Football League alums are currently part of NFL organizations. 12 players are on active rosters, led by 10-year NFL veteran and former BC Lions pass rusher Cam Wake, while four players are on practice rosters, and one player is on injured reserve.

Former CFLers in the NFL for the 2019 season:

 

Tevaughn Campbell
Tevaughn Campbell, CB, Chargers (PR)

Stampeders (2015), Roughriders (2016), Alouettes (2017-18)

2018 Stats (CFL)

  • GP
    10
  • Tkl
    21
  • Int
    2
  • PD
    -
The Canadian CFL veteran signed with the New York Jets in the off-season and was cut at the end of the pre-season before signing onto the Chargers practice roster after Week 1.
Samuel Eguavoen
Sam Eguavoen, LB, Miami Dolphins

Saskatchewan Roughriders (2016-2018)

2019 Stats

  • GP
    1
  • Tkl
    4
  • Sck
    0.5
  • Int
    0

The former Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker made the Dolphins’ 53-man roster after signing with the team this past off-season. Eguavoen spent three seasons in Saskatchewan.

Erik Harris (25)
Erik Harris, S, Oakland Raiders

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2013-14)

2019 Stats

  • GP
    1
  • Tkl
    0
  • Int
    0
  • PD
    0

The former Hamilton Tiger-Cats cover linebacker is entering his third season with the Raiders as a backup safety and special teams player. Harris also spent a year in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints.

Dontrelle Inman
Dontrelle Inman, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

Toronto Argonauts (2012-13)

2019 Stats

  • GP
    1
  • Rec
    1
  • Yds
    5
  • TD
    0

The former Toronto Argonauts receiver is entering his second stint with the Chargers, and has also spent time with the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, and New England Patriots. Inman has been in the NFL since 2014.

Brett Jones.
Brett Jones, C, Minnesota Vikings

Calgary Stampeders (2013-14)

2019 Stats

  • GP
    0
  • Starts
    0
  • Pen
    -
The former Calgary Stampeders offensive lineman survived the Vikings' initial set of cuts before getting released ahead of Week 1. Jones rejoined the team ahead of Week 2 for his second season in Minnesota.
Deon Lacey
Deon Lacey, LB, Miami Dolphins

Edmonton Eskimos (2014-2016)

2019 Stats

  • GP
    1
  • Tkl
    0
  • Sck
    0
  • Int
    0

The former Edmonton Eskimos linebacker was cut by the Buffalo Bills at the end of training camp, but picked up by the Miami Dolphins a day later.

Ty Long
Ty Long, P, Los Angeles Chargers

BC Lions (2017-18)

2019 Stats

  • Punts
    2
  • Avg
    49.0
  • Lng
    54
The former BC Lions punter made the Chargers’ 53-man roster after two CFL All-Star seasons with the BC Lions.
Brett Maher
Brett Maher, K, Dallas Cowboys

Ottawa Redblacks (2014-15, 17), Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2016)

2019 Stats

  • FGM
    0
  • FGA
    0
  • FG%
    0
  • Lng
    0
The former Ottawa Redblacks kicker, who also spent time in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, is entering his second season as the kicker for the Cowboys.
Bryant Mitchell
Bryant Mitchell, WR, Tampa Bay Bucs (IR)

Edmonton Eskimos (2016-18)

2018 Stats (CFL)

  • GP
    11
  • Rec
    60
  • Yds
    867
  • TD
    3
The former Edmonton Eskimos receiver originally signed with the Arizona Cardinals this off-season before getting cut and signing with the Buccaneers. Mitchell tore his Achilles in preseason action and will spend the season on the Bucs’ IR.
Alex Singleton
Alex Singleton, LB, Philadelphia Eagles (PR)

Calgary Stampeders (2016-18)

2018 Stats (CFL)

  • GP
    18
  • Tkl
    123
  • Sck
    0
  • Int
    0

The former Calgary Stampeders linebacker and 2017 CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player is back on an NFL practice roster after PR stints south of the border prior to his two years in Calgary.

Diontae Spencer
Diontae Spencer, WR/RS, Denver Broncos

Toronto Argonauts (2015-16), Ottawa Redblacks (2017-18)

2019 Stats

  • Rec
    0
  • Yds
    -
  • KR
    -
  • PR
    -
The former Ottawa Redblacks receiver/return specialist, who also spent two seasons with the Toronto Argonauts, was cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers at the end of training camp but signed by the Broncos a day later.
Neiko Thorpe
Neiko Thorpe, CB, Seattle Seahawks

Toronto Argonauts (2013)

2019 Stats

  • GP
    1
  • Tkl
    0
  • Int
    0
  • PD
    0
Greg Van Roten
Greg Van Roten, OG, Carolina Panthers

Toronto Argonauts (2015-16)

2019 Stats

  • GP
    1
  • STARTS
    1
  • Pen
    -

The former Toronto Argonauts offensive lineman is entering his third season with the Panthers after Carolina signed him off the Jacksonville Jaguars practice roster.

James Vaughters
James Vaughters, LB, Chicago Bears (PR)

Calgary Stampeders (2017-18)

2018 Stats (CFL)

  • GP
    16
  • Tkl
    24
  • Sck
    5
  • Int
    0

The former Calgary Stampeders defensive end was cut by the Bears after training camp before signing onto the team’s practice roster.

Cam Wake
Cam Wake, OLB, Tennessee Titans

BC Lions (2007-08)

2019 Stats

  • GP
    1
  • Tkl
    3
  • Sck
    2.5
  • Int
    0

The former BC Lions pass rusher is the elder statesman of the group. After 10 seasons with the Miami Dolphins, Wake will play his age-37 season with the Titans.

Duke Williams
Duke Williams, WR, Buffalo Bills (PR)

Edmonton Eskimos (2017-18)

2018 Stats (CFL)

  • GP
    18
  • Rec
    88
  • Yds
    1,579
  • TD
    11

The former Edmonton Eskimos receiver and CFL’s leading receiver in 2018 failed to make the Bills’ 53-man roster but signed to the team’s practice roster.

Brandon Zylstra
Brandon Zylstra, WR, Carolina Panthers

Edmonton Eskimos (2016-17)

2019 Stats

  • GP
    0
  • Rec
    0
  • Yds
    0
  • TD
    0
The former Edmonton Eskimos receiver spent last year with the Minnesota Vikings before getting cut at the end of training camp. Zylstra was claimed by the Panthers off waivers a day later.
(PR) - Practice Roster / (IR) - Injured Reserve