Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Redskins cut Lumsden

Tough break today for running back Jesse Lumsden, the former McMaster Marauders star and 2004 Hec Crighton Trophy winner, as he was cut in NFL training camp by the Washington Redskins:
The release of Lumsden comes as a mild surprise because the first-year player out of Canada had impressed in off-season workouts and in training camp. He scored on a 12-yard touchdown run during the Redskins-Ravens scrimmage on Aug. 5.

When Clinton Portis was sidelined with a shoulder injury on Aug. 13, the Redskins traded with the Atlanta Falcons to acquire T.J. Duckett. With Ladell Betts and Rock Cartwright also strong candidates to earn roster spot, Lumsden's situation was precarious at best.

Lumsden remains a candidate for the Redskins' practice squad, should he go unsigned by this Sunday, Sept. 3.
It'd definitely be a boost to Canadian university football if someone could make the jump directly to the NFL, but I suppose we're not quite there yet.


At 2:18 p.m., August 30, 2006, Blogger ScottyWazz said...

Keep your eye on the Colts. Daniel Federkeil, OT, has made it to the last cuts for Indy coming out of U of Calgary. I know Global Calgary is making it out to be a huge deal-- so just a heads-up.

At 11:47 p.m., August 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isreal Idonije - a defensive tackle with the Chicago Bears already jumped. Just not as high profile as Lumsden a runningback!

At 12:35 a.m., August 31, 2006, Blogger sager said...

Offensive guard Steve Morley (Jets, Saint Mary's) & rookie punter Jon Ryan (Packers, U Regina) are also trying to win spots.

At 2:21 a.m., August 31, 2006, Blogger sager said...

How could I have forgotten Seahawks long snapper J.P. Darche (from McGill University).

His brother Mathieu, who later played for the Blue Jackets, was captain of McGill's hockey team the same time J.P. was a football captain.


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