NFL Canadian performances (18): Wild Card weekend in the books

Canadian performances in week 18 of 2016 NFL season

Twenty-six Canadians appeared on a 90-man NFL roster in the spring or summer. Here are profiles of the fortunate 13 who are on NFL 53-man rosters.

Tyrone Crawford

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

1st round bye

L.P. LaDouceur

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

1st round bye

Luke Wilson

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

1 reception for 4 yards. W 26-6

Jon Ryan

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

3 punts, 37.7 avg/ 44 lng. W 26-6

Brett Jones

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

L 38-13

David Onyemeta

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

Season finished

Christian Covington

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

1 total tackle. W 27-14

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

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

1st round bye

Orlando Franklin

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

Season finished

Austin Pasztor

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

Season finished

Brent Urban

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

Season finished

John Urschel

John Urschel, OL, Baltimore Ravens (Winnipeg, MB) – Penn State

Season finished


Practice squad

TEVAUN SMITH, WR, Indianapolis Colts (Toronto)


Injured Reserve

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

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

STEFAN CHARLES, DT, Detroit Lions (Toronto) – Regina Rams U Sports / Eastdale Collegiate



* CHRISTO BILUKIDI, DL, Sixth-year NFLer cut in spring by Washington. Signed by NY Jets but left team in August.  (Ottawa) – Georgia State FCS / St. Patrick

* BRETT BOYKO, OT, Second-year cut by San Diego Chargers. (Saskatoon, SK) – UNLV / St. Joseph’s Guardians

* ARJEN COLQUHOUN, CB, from Windsor, Ont. Undrafted rookie cut by Dallas Cowboys.

* DAVID FOUCAULT, OT, Third-year cut by Carolina Panthers.  (LaSalle, QC) – Montreal (CIS) / Edouard Montpetit

* T.J. JONES, WR/KR, Third-year cut by Detroit Lions.  (Winnipeg, MB) – Notre Dame

* HENOC MUAMBA, LB, from Mississauga, Ont. Ex-CFLer cut by Dallas Cowboys.

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

* RAHSAUN SIMONISE, WR, from Vancouver. Undrafted rookie cut by Cincinnati Bengals.  Returned to Canada to play in CJFL.

* SHAUN SUISHAM, PK, Cut by Pittsburgh Steelers in June but has not filed retirement papers yet, while recovering from plant-leg knee injuries. (Wallaceburg, ON) – Bowling Green FBS / Wallaceburg District

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