Obrigardo

Is it just me or are the Tiger Cats sitting on their hands when it comes to signing their pending free agents? If they expect to fill the seats quality players need to be extended.
Well, it's not like a group of players went to the media and said they weren't going to sign if Austin was still there. Oh...wait...
Didn't Edwards also report June Jones wouldn't sign if austin was back?Does he report for CNN? Fake news!

tcmike

What does it matter, whoever they sign will end up on the 6 game during training camp or opening week. Oh wait, they do yoga now so never mind.
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ExPat

It would be a lot easier to relax if this didn't resemble last year so much.  As I recall it, other teams were re-signing their veterans while we were not, then a bunch of them bolted, and we were not able to land any free agents other than Kanneh.  And then we did not have the personnel to compete with other teams.

I'm no marketing guru, but my advice to the Cats would certainly be to publicize it if they've re-signed some top players, rather than waiting until after Christmas or whenever.


FenderGuy69

Key factor is how close the TiCats were to the cap this year. If they re-sign/extend guys NOW, it hits the 2017 cap. They very well might not have much room to do anything in December.

Signing all those PR players as well as others would all be small #'s/close to league minimum. I imagine the TiCats are using any space that they may have & securing those guys for 2018 so that they don't go elsewhere. (The PR players are truly FA's right now as their PR contracts have already expired. They don't have to wait until Feb 14th)

I'm not 100% sure on the very fine details, but IIRC, if it's an extension made in 2017 for 2018, it's the difference that goes to the 2017 cap. 

Also, remember that they really don't have to do anything until FA begins on Feb 14th. They retain their rights. No one else can talk to or negotiate with them.

Personally, I would use what money is available from the 2017 cap to secure guys who are FA's RIGHT NOW! Then if you have any more $'s, extend a priority guy as long as you have the money to do so.

MTL, TOR & SSK haven't re-signed or extended any players as of yet either. So including HAM, that's 4 or 9 teams "sitting" on their hands. HAM isn't the only one.

Grover

I thought they would have some leftover 2017 cap space when they traded Chick for picks and then moved Gable for 2 neg listers.
However, Masoli probably had some unexpected bonuses made that need to be addressed and they did bring in Chambers late in the season.
Only Tillman knows for sure

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ExPat

They also saved money on Butler, and some on Fantuz once he "retired".  And did Laurent go on the 6-game?  That would be a big chunk.  Tolliver was also replaced by rookies.  And Kanneh and E Davis both spent time on 6-game, replaced by rookies.

Hard to imagine us being at the cap for 2017, unless Masoli's bonus was substantial.  (They may have figured there's no way Masoli collects unless Collaros is hurt and therefore ion the 6-game himself.)


Grover

Good points Pat, There is still 2 weeks to go before the end of the year, Hopefully we can re-sign a few of  our big name players like  of Masoli, Tasker and Laurent.

GOTC1

Masoli will go to Free Agency.
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of course

I think if Masoli goes to free agency, the Alouettes will go all out to sign him.

Ti-Guy

I think if Masoli goes to free agency, the Alouettes will go all out to sign him.
If the Als sign Masoli they automatically become my second favourite CFL team moving up from sixth ( ahead of Ottawa,Calgary and Toronto ) :)

schmenger

Masoli gets rewarded and signs in the Hammer. June Jones has enough influence to make sure he stays with the Tiger Cats. 

Grover

The TiCats posted this sack package(that doesn't sound right! :o) of Justin Capicotti
If he is re-signed that would be great news!! :)

http://ticats.ca/video/2017-highlights-justin-capicotti

of course

I saw Capicotti and a few other players recently on CHTV, visiting sick kids at a local hospital.  The fact that he is choosing to be so invested in this community is a sign that Capicotti is perhaps re-signing here.  He's a good Canadian DE who played very well for Hamilton this past year.

blackandgld

They also posted one for Ross Scheuerman. Don't think that it signifies much having a highlight pack posted.

Grover

They also posted one for Ross Scheuerman. Don't think that it signifies much having a highlight pack posted.
Scheuerman is not a free agent, I think all the other highlight packages they have done so far have been of players who are already signed!

Hopefully they're working on hilight packages for Masoli, Laurent, Tasker, T. Washington and Dean
soon!  :)
 


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