Brett Cameron's bid to follow in his dad's footsteps has been punted by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The 22-year-old Winnipegger was among six players released by the team on Friday.

The others were:

  • Import linebacker Chad Faulcon
  • Import defensive lineman Marcus Hyde
  • Non-import punter Tim Hutchinson
  • Import defensive back Sam Pope
  • Non-import defensive back Jawann Westerman

Cameron — who suited up with his dad's old No. 6, which the team pulled out of its unofficial retirement closet for him — saw action in the Bombers' 24-6 exhibition loss to the Toronto Argonauts on Wednesday at Investors Group Field, nailing a 37-yard field goal.

He previously told CBC that it was a dream of his to play for the Blue and Gold, a team he grew up around. His dad, Bob Cameron, played 23 seasons in Winnipeg, wrapping up his career in 2002.

The 2010 Canadian Football Hall of Fame inductee was part of three Grey Cup-winning teams and also holds the CFL record for most consecutive games played at 353.