Los Angeles is nowhere near Canada, but it surely represents the soccer dwelling for extra Canadians than some other NFL metropolis — at the least for now.
5 mixed Canadians cracked the rosters of the Los Angeles Chargers and Rams on Tuesday as NFL groups bought all the way down to 53-man limits.
It’s a giant 12 months for Canadians within the NFL after a file 5 Canucks have been chosen on this 12 months’s NFL Draft
However simply because a participant is on the roster right now doesn’t assure security for opening day.
The following few days historically characteristic tons of roster shuffling as groups scan the waiver wire to see if there are higher suits.
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CFL groups additionally will probably be watching carefully to see if any gamers are all in favour of making their manner north of the border.
Right here’s a have a look at Canadians presently on 53-man rosters and those that have been launched or waived this week.
At the moment on Energetic Rosters
LB Jesse Luketa (Arizona Cardinals, Ottawa): Penn State graduate performed seven video games for the Cardinals final 12 months. Seventh-round choose by Arizona final 12 months.
OL Matthew Bergeron (Atlanta Falcons, Victoriaville, Que.): Syracuse product was first Canadian chosen on this 12 months’s NFL Draft (thirty eighth general).
DL David Onyemata (Atlanta Falcons, Lagos, Nigeria): Onyemata, who got here to Winnipeg as an 18-year-old to attend the College of Manitoba, signed a three-year, $35-million take care of the Falcons this low season after spending seven years iwth the New Orleans Saints.
LB Tavius Robinson (Baltimore Ravens, Guelph, Ont.): Fourth-round choose of the Ravens this 12 months after transferring to Ole Miss from Guelph.
RB Chuba Hubbard (Carolina Panthers, Sherwood Park, Alta.): Former Oklahoma State star enters his third 12 months with the Panthers. Has rushed for 1,078 yards and 7 touchdowns for his profession.
WR Chase Claypool (Chicago Bears, Abbotsford, B.C.): Bears acquired the Notre Dame product in a commerce with the Pittsburgh Steelers final November. Numbers took a dip in his third 12 months within the NFL.
RB Chase Brown (Cincinnati Bengals, London, Ont.): Fifth-round Bengals choose this 12 months after ending second within the NCAA in dashing final 12 months at Illinois.
DL Neville Gallimore (Dallas Cowboys, Ottawa): Third-round choose in 2020 noticed his function diminish final season. Has performed 35 video games with 14 begins.
WR John Metchie III (Houston Texans, Brampton, Ont.): Second-round choose in 2022 didn’t play final 12 months after being identified with leukemia. His older brother, Royce Metchie, is a defensive again with the Toronto Argonauts.
OL Carter O’Donnell (Indianapolis Colts, Calgary): An undrafted free agent in 2020, O’Donnell has but to decorate for an NFL recreation. However he’s again on the Colts roster.
DB Deane Leonard (Los Angeles Chargers, Calgary): As a rookie final 12 months, seventh-round choose recovered a fumble on a punt in an additional time win towards the Denver Broncos.
LB Amen Ogbongbemiga (Los Angeles Chargers, Lagos, Nigeria): Moved to Calgary along with his household as a young person. Has dressed for 32 video games for the Chargers the previous two years after signing as an undrafted free agent.
WR Josh Palmer (Los Angeles Chargers, Brampton, Ont.): Has 1,122 yards receiving and 7 touchdowns in two years with the Chargers.
DL Michael Hoecht (Los Angeles Rams, Oakville, Ont.): An undrafted free agent in 2020, Hoecht gained a Tremendous Bowl with the Rams within the 2021 season. Had 4.5 sacks final 12 months and made six begins.
OL Alaric Jackson (Los Angeles Rams, Windsor, Ont.): An undrafted free agent in 2021, Jackson made six begins final 12 months.
DB Jevon Holland (Miami Dolphins, Coquitlam, B.C.): A second-round choose in 2021, Holland is a starter for a Dolphins staff in a loaded AFC East.
OL Sidy Sow (New England Patriots, Granby, Que.): Fourth-round choose this 12 months after six years at Jap Michigan.
DL Nathan Shepherd (New Orleans Saints, Ajax, Ont.): Signed three-year, $15-million take care of the Saints this low season after 5 years with the New York Jets.
S Sydney Brown (Philadelphia Eagles, London, Ont.): Twin brother of Chase, and his teammate at Illinois, was a third-round choose this 12 months.
DB Benjamin St-Juste (Washington Commanders, Montreal): Grew to become starter final 12 months in his second season within the league. A 3rd-round choose in 2021.
DB Tyrell Ford (Inexperienced Bay Packers, Niagara Falls, Ont.): Performed for the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers final 12 months earlier than getting an NFL look. Twin brother of Edmonton Elks beginning QB Tre Ford.
OL Dakoda Shepley (Indianapolis Colts, Windsor, Ont.): UBC grad has performed 13 profession NFL video games with the Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks.
DL Christian Covington (Detroit Lions, Vancouver): Signed with the Lions this season after spending final season with the Los Angeles Chargers. Has dressed for 102 profession NFL video games, additionally spending time with the Houston Texans, Cowboys and Cincinnati Bengals
QB Nathan Rourke (Jacksonville Jaguars, Victoria): Most excellent Canadian within the CFL final 12 months with the B.C. Lions, Rourke was caught at No. 3 on Jaguars’ depth chart all through camp. If he clears waivers, he may find yourself again with the Jaguars on the observe squad.
WR Jared Wayne (Houston Texans, Peterborough, Ont.): Houston reporter Aaron Wilson says the Texans plan so as to add the undrafted rookie to the practice roster if he clears waivers. The Argonauts picked Wayne within the sixth spherical of the CFL draft.
CB Tevaughn Campbell (Jacksonville Jaguars, Toronto): Regina Rams product signed with Jacksonville halfway by means of final season from the Las Vegas Raiders observe roster. The 30-year-old has performed 35 profession NFL video games with the Los Angeles Chargers and Jaguars.
TE Nikola Kalinic (Los Angeles Rams, Toronto): York College grad performed seven video games with the Indianapolis Colts final 12 months after beginning his professional profession with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
LB Luiji Vilain (Minnesota Vikings, Toronto): Performed three video games for the Vikings final 12 months as an undrafted free agent. An Argos draft choose within the CFL.
DT Eli Ankou (Buffalo Payments, Ottawa): Jay Skurski of the Buffalo Information reports the Payments have provided the journeyman a spot on the observe roster. Has performed 33 profession NFL video games for 5 groups and doesn’t should clear waivers.
DE Brent City (Baltimore Ravens, Mississauga, Ont.): Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports the Ravens will deliver 10-year NFL vet again after some gamers are positioned on IR.
DB Jonathan Sutherland (Seattle Seahawks, Ottawa): Rookie was waived with an harm designation (calf). Picked fifth general within the CFL Draft by the Montreal Alouettes this 12 months.
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