The B.C. Lions have a little more trimming to do before they submit their 46-man roster and seven-player practice squad to CFL headquarters.
B.C. head coach and general manager Wally Buono released 11 players, including sophomore defensive lineman Caesar Rayford and veteran Kyle Mitchell, in the wake of B.C.'s 31-19 exhibition loss to the Edmonton Eskimos at home on Tuesday.
Like their home stadium, the Lions showed they're a team under renovation. Veteran kicker Paul McCallum's missed 45-yard field goal became a 113-yard touchdown return for Edmonton's Travis Jackson in the first quarter. Newcomer Travis Lulay, who is seeking to be quarterback number three, impressed in the final six minutes of the game with an eight-for-10, 140-yard performance. He was intercepted, threw a touchdown pass and found Paris Jackson on the one-yard line with no time left.
Regular season opens July 3 in Regina.