The Winnipeg Blue Bombers released veteran American players Bryant Turner and Clarence Denmark on Tuesday.
Turner, a defensive tackle, and Denmark, a receiver, both originally signed with Winnipeg in 2011.
``These are the types of difficult decisions that must be made throughout the off-season,'' Blue Bombers general manager Kyle Walters said in a statement. ``Both Bryant and Clarence have done great things for this organization both on and off the field for a long time now.
``The Winnipeg Blue Bombers sincerely thank both men for the dedication, hard work, and effort they put forth. We wish them the very best moving forward.''
The six-foot-two 279-pound Turner had 89 tackles, 26 sacks and four forced fumbles during his tenure with Winnipeg. He had a career-high 20 tackles in 2012, then followed that up by registering a career-best seven sacks in 2013.
Turner recorded 17 tackles and four sacks in 10 games with Winnipeg last season.