Weekly roster moves: Istanbul Rams swap two American import players and more
Some teams stand at 2-0 at the top of their conference. Others have to adjust with a losing record to climb back up the conference rankings.
Let’s have a look at the latest roster moves around the league.
The Barcelona Dragons have released American defensive back Shawn Wilson Jr. To fill the open American import spot, the Spanish franchise has signed Jarius Denzel Moll to suit up for the Dragons starting this week!
The Dragons have also signed the homegrown player Josep Tricas Gonzales to their roster.
The Berlin Thunder have released French linebacker Rayan Khefif due to an injury. However, the German franchise has already found a replacement in former CFL linebacker David Izinyon who has signed with the team.
The Cologne Centurions have signed German player Nikodem Dawid Hernik to their roster.
Note: With the release of American running back Tre Kings last week, the German franchise still has one American import spot open on offense.
The Frankfurt Galaxy have lost American running back Gennadiy Adams and offensive lineman Lars Hampel for the remainder of the season due to injuries. They have also released French defensive lineman Vincent Buffet.
However, the Galaxy were quick to fill those free roster spots. Former Wroclaw Panthers and CFL defensive lineman Karlis Brauns will play for the Galaxy starting this week. The reigning champion has also singed German player Calvin Schuld to their roster.
Note: With these roster moves, the Galaxy still have an American import spot left on their offense to fill.
The Rams were one of the most active teams this week. The Turkish franchise has released Japanese wide receiver Muneyuki Kinoshita and British defensive back Chad Walrond. British wide receiver Kris Wedderburn was also released to a season ending injury alongside defensive lineman Najee Mundicha.
American defensive back Jamarii Milliken was put on injured reserved due to an injury.
With Milliken and Kinoshita not being on the active roster anymore, the Rams had two American roster spots to fill. On defense, American defensive back Darius Antwoine Lewis will join the Rams. On offense, American wide receiver Devin Brian Heckstall will come in for the Japanese wide receiver.
The Rams have also singed the homegrown player Samet Bilgin to their team.
The Leipzig Kings have signed German running back Joshua Nikolai Jacob to their roster.
The Austrian franchise has also activated offensive lineman Benjamin Bierbaumer who will now play alongside his brother Florian Bierbaumer for the Austrian franchise.
However, the Franchise already filled the two American roster spots with running back Dreiay Nemiceo and linebacker Charleus Dieuseul.
The Polish quarterback Bartosz Dziedicz will take over for Hansen at the quarterback position.
The Hamburg Sea Devils have activated offensive lineman Robin Fensch, tight end Marvin Amankwah, and linebacker Dustin Mohrdieck.