Vince Young, Anthony Allen among those released by Riders

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June 17, 2017 - 5:27pm Updated: June 19, 2017 - 1:09pm
According to his agent, Vince Young is among the players cut by the Roughriders on June 17, 2017.
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According to his agent, Vince Young is among the players cut by the Roughriders on June 17, 2017.

The Roughriders’ experiment with Vince Young seems to have come to an end.

The quarterback, who injured his hamstring in practice on June 6, was said to have needed four to six weeks of rehab to get back to form.

Young's agent, Leigh Steinberg, announced Young’s departure on Twitter late Saturday afternoon. 

The Roughriders also cut quarterback Bryan Bennett, who showed promise at training camp, but struggled in the Roughriders preseason games.

However, Marquise Williams, who joined the team several days into camp, will remain with the team. Williams caught the attention of his coaches and teammates for the extra work he put into learning the playbook. He was often spotted working by himself on the field after practice. 

Running back Anthony Allen expressed his displeasure with being cut after dropping everything to attend camp. The tailback says he quit his job and missed his daughter’s graduation to come to Saskatchewan.

Several players who spent time with the team last year ended up on the chopping block this year including Jarriel King, Dillon Grondin and Joe Craig. 

Official cuts

Shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday, the Saskatchewan Roughriders released their official transactions. 

Added to the practice roster:

  • International wide receiver Antwane Grant
  • National defensive lineman Makana Henry
  • National offensive lineman Eddie Meredith
  • International defensive lineman D.J. Pettway
  • National defensive back Denzel Radford
  • National wide receiver Joshua Stanford
  • International linebacker Myke Tavarres

Suspended:

  • National offensive lineman Emmanuel Adusei
  • National linebacker Alexandre Chevrier
  • International defensive back Ahmad Fulwood
  • National wide receiver Mitchell Picton

Released:

  • International defensive back Royce Adams
  • International running back Anthony Allen
  • International quarterback Bryan Bennett
  • International defensive back Zavian Bingham
  • National defensive lineman Ivan Brown
  • International defensive back Crezdon Butler
  • International offensive lineman Terrence Campbell
  • International wide receiver Joe Craig
  • National linebacker Alexander Gagne
  • International defensive back Warren Gatewood
  • National linebacker Dillon Grondin
  • International offensive lineman Jarriel King
  • International wide receiver Thomas Mayo
  • International defensive lineman Greg Milhouse Jr.
  • International wide receiver Desmond Reece
  • National defensive lineman Jordan Reaves
  • International defensive back Mark Roberts
  • International wide receiver Jenson Stoshak
  • International running back Quincy Walden
  • International quarterback Vince Young  

The Roughriders play their first regular season game of the season versus Montreal on Thursday night. Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m.

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