The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have cut a pair of veteran players for salary cap reasons.
Defensive tackle Bryant Turner and wide receiver Clarence Denmark have been released.
Denmark caught 57 passes for 718 yards and three touchdowns last season. In his five year career as a Bomber, he caught 36 passes for 4,165 yards and 16 touchdowns. He became expendable after the team signed ex-Roughriders Weston Dressler and Ryan Smith.
Turner played in ten games last season, making 17 tackles and four sacks. He had 26 sacks and 89 tackles in five seasons with Winnipeg to go along with two forced fumbles. Turner’s release was also expected after the Bombers inked Keith Shologan and Euclid Cummings in the off-season.
The Bombers also made a pair of signings, inking defensive end Jordan Stanton and defensive back Johnny Patrick. The 6’4″, 260 pound Stanton played at James Madison University before spending some time on the New York Giants practice roster. Patrick was drafted in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft by New Orleans and played in 37 games for the Saints and Chargers.