2018 Free Agent Signings thread

CFL free agency starts Tuesday, February 13 at 12:00 noon ET.

I started a thread like this in 2016 and it went to 38 pages and >50,000 views. Didn't start one last year and we signed, like, one guy. So in the interests of karma, here's a thread to post any and all news about free agent signings.

A few useful links:

[b]CFL site - Official 2018 Free Agent Tracker

CFL site - Latest Headlines

3DownNation - CFL free agency live blog

Drew Edwards article - What the Ticats might do in free agency
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Extended with Hamilton:

BANKS, Brandon
CAPICCIOTTI, Justin
LANGA, Jonathan
MASOLI, Jeremiah
TASKER, Luke
WASHINGTON, Demond
WASHINGTON, Tony

Tiger-Cat free agents (as of February 12):

ATKINSON, Michael
BARNETT, Mitchell
COLLINS, Jasper
DEAN, Larry
ELLIS, Dominique
GILL, Evan
GOLSON, Everett
LAURENT, Ted
PRIME, Carl-Olivier
SHORTILL, Nicholas

I think the team will get a couple names signed tomorrow.
SAM LB is an area of need. I also would love to see a kicker signed. There are quite a few options
Hajrullahu is a dandy and from St Catharines
VanGylswyk is a guy a lot of forum members wanted drafted a couple of seasons back
Brett Maher, Swayze or Boris Bede are all options too.

Tasker is back to the Hammer for 2 years.

Looking at the other eight teams and what's out there and who might be available , here is my top 10 wishlist (in no particular order) of who I would like to see in a Ti-Cat uniform this season . It would be nice to sign a few of these names when FA hits tomorrow at noon ....Stay tuned !!! 8)

My top #10 Team by team free agent wish list

Montreal...............Tevaughn Campbell - db (Cdn)
Ottawa.................Zack Evans - dt (Cdn )
Toronto................Rico Murray - db/lb (Amr)
Winnipeg.............T.J. Heath - db (Amr)
Saskatchewan.....Otha Foster - db/lb (Amr)
Calgary................Jerome Messam -rb (Cdn)
Calgary................Deron Mayo - lb (Amr)
Edmonton............Adam Konar - lb (Cdn)
B.Columbia..........Lou Purifoy - lb/db (Amr)
B.Columbia..........Ronnie Yell - db (Amr)

Bye bye Teddy Bear

150,000 offer+
This salary is going to Johnny Football!!!$$$$

God I hope not. At least Big Teddy has done something in pro football and in the CFL. Give him what he wants and forget Manziel.

steve milton
(@miltonatthespec)

#Ticats Luke Tasker said today that potential free agents do pay close attention to #CFL pre-free-agency signings and are well aware that cap spaces dwindle. But adds that true cap-room info is "hard to come by."

Tasker signed before CFL free agency opens Tuesday and acknowledged that, “You can’t ever tell what you’re worth unless you hit the market but I can say I’m very happy with the contract that we struck. It’s a pay raise from last year (when he was believed to make $150,000), I can promise you that. I wouldn’t call it a hometown discount: it’s a contract that we’re happy with.?

Notes:Kent Austin on pending free agent Andy Fantuz: “The door’s not shut with Andy right now. We’re talking. But he’s like other free agents, we’re trying to piece the whole puzzle together.?

http://3downnation.com/2018/02/12/milton-taskers-return-will-give-ticats-offensive-continuity/


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Scott Mitchell?

[ltr]@ticatmitchell[/ltr]
3m3 minutes ago
Buckle up @ticats fans. More good news today, we know you love your D-Fence ! #ticats

  1. Hopefully, Larry Dean.

I wonder if we will magically get some 12:01 signings announced, you know all you need is 1 minute to negotiate a deal with a FA.


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David Doc Carswell?

[ltr]@Doc_Dave[/ltr]
2m2 minutes ago
#CFL #CFLFA Forget June #IsItNoonYet !

Better known as an Ed Hervey Special . ;DLet's see if he can beat his record of a few years back when he signed Odelle Willis away from Saskatchewan in the first 30 seconds of the FA deadline .


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Hamilton Tiger-Cats?Verified account

[ltr]@Ticats[/ltr]
6m6 minutes ago
The #Ticats have re-signed national linebacker @NickShortill to a two-year contract.



Just announced . Shortill back in Black “n” Gold . signed , sealed and delivered . :slight_smile:

http://3downnation.com/2018/02/13/ticats-re-sign-canadian-lb-nick-shortill/

Lol . Grover beat me by 4 minutes . ;D

Great news. Love the way this kid plays.

ST ace and potential starter...NICE!

Sorry bobo, I'll let you get the Laurent and Dean Re-signings! :wink:

I really like the Shortill signing!!

The waiting is so agonizing......