NFL Canadian Performances (1): Ryan helps defense in tough loss

Canadian performances in week 1 of 2017 NFL season

With the NFL season about to begin and the initial 53-man rosters have been set. Here are the profiles of the fortunate 14 who have made the cut so far.

Tyrone Crawford

Tyrone Crawford, DE, Dallas Cowboys (Windsor, ON) – Boise State FBS / Catholic Central

W 19-3 v. NYG – 1 solo, 1 asst

L.P. LaDouceur

L.P. Ladouceur, LS, Dallas Cowboys (Pointe Claire, QC) – California FBS / John Abbott CEGEP / College Notre Dame

W 19-3 v. NYG

Luke Wilson

Luke Willson, TE, Seattle Seahawks (Windsor, ON) – Rice FBS / LaSalle

L 17-9 v. Green Bay

Jon Ryan

Jon Ryan, P, Seattle Seahawks (Regina, SK) – Regina Rams U Sports / Sheldon-Williams

L 17-9 v. Green Bay – 6 punts (avg. 45.8 yards), 4 touchbacks inside the oppostion’s 20-yard line

Brett Jones

Brett Jones, OL, New York Giants (Weyburn, SK) – Regina U Sports

L 19-3 v. Dallas

David Onyemeta

David Onyemata, DL, New Orlean Saints (Winnipeg, MB) – Manitoba U Sports

L 29-19 v. Minnesota – 2 solos, 2 assts

Christian Covington

Christian Covington, DT, Houston Texans (Vancouver, BC) – Rice / Vancouver College

L 29-7 v. Jacksonville – 1 solo, 1 asst

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, OL, Kansas City Chiefs (Mont-Sainte-Hillaire, QC) McGill U Sports / Andre-Grasset

W 42-27 v. New England

Orlando Franklin

Orlando Franklin, OL, San Diego Chargers (Toronto) – Miami Hurricanes FBS / Atlantic Community

L 21-24 v. Denver

Austin Pasztor

Austin Pasztor, OT, Cleveland Browns – Virginia Cavaliers FBS / Tillsonburg – Glendale

L 21-18 v. Pittsburgh

Brent Urban

Brent Urban, DL, Baltimore Ravens (Mississauga, ON) – Virginia Cavaliers FBS / Lorne Park

W 20-0 v. Cincinnati – 1 solo

Stefan Charles, DT, Jacksonville Jaguars (Toronto) – Regina Rams U Sports / Eastdale Collegiate

W 29-7 v. Houstan

T. J. Jones, WR/KR, Detroit Lions (Winnipeg, MB) – Notre Dame

W 35-23 v. Arizona – 2 receptions for 32 yards

Antony Auclair, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Notre Dame des Pins, QC) – Laval U Sports



Practice squad

BOSEKO LOKOMBO, LB, Baltimore Ravens (Abbotsford) Oregon / WJ Mouat

GEOFF GRAY, OL, New York Jets (Winnipeg) Manitoba U Sports

ELI ANKOU, DT, Jacksonville Jaguars (Ottawa) UCLA

BRETT BOYKO, OT, San Diego Chargers (Saskatoon) UNLV / St. Joseph’s


Injured Reserve




* ANDY MULUMBA, OLB, from Montreal. Fourth-year cut by Kansas City Chiefs.  (Luputa, DRC/Montreal, QC) – Eastern Michigan / Vieux Montreal

* ELIE BOUKA, CB, Arizona Cardinals (Laval, QC) Calgary Dinos U Sports/ Montmorency

* MEHDI ABDESMAD, DE, Tennessee Titans (Boston College), QC, Canada

* TEVAUN SMITH, WR, Indianapolis Colts (Toronto)

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