I think there are a few players missing on this projected depth chart. With Rico off the roster , I can see the Ticats signing Otha Foster or Deon Lacey at SAM . They are also bringing in some young physical dbs that may compete for a spot. I also wonder if Beverette is fast enough to play there. I don't think Rolle is physical enough for Sam and Ford isn't good enough to start in my eyes.
I spoke to OT Tate at practice in 2019 and he seemed very confident of starting and he's a beast. I think you can add Okafor in a battle with Gibbon at guard . I see Jalin Marshall and Tucker battling for the 5th starting import receiver, Masoli and Evans battling for #1 QB and Malek Irons will get some time behind STE at RB. I think Frey will battle with Santos Knox as the underdog at MLB and Rolle and Frankie W will batt!e for starting strong side corner. I also think Mauldin will push Howsare in a battle for a DE spot.
I am sad to see Rico go as he was a great guy and winner and can play SAM and all DB spots. Filer is a sad story as well but it makes sense giving Okafor and Gibbon a chance as they are ready and would likely be offered starting roles in free agency elsewhere .
I think Ciraco could be a gem at Center and possible upgrade over Filer.
It is also sad to see Tasker out of the mix at receiver as he had such a big heart and was a brave tough gamer with good hands and was a fan favorite.
Maybe we can grab Josh Barrel back as a punter or Medlock as both.
I have to say good riddance to Larry Dean as he walked away from us twice now.
I would love to see Medlock back but he might cost too much.
I really hope we have a season this year as our team is solid and deep at most positions and on paper likely the favourite to win the Grey Cup in the Hammer.
I think with us having 2 starting QB'S it is key and our import receivers look top notch as do our db's . Our Oline and Dline look pretty good and having our full coaching staff back and most of the Grey Cup team is good for chemistry and familiarity.
From our Grey Cup game squad , we will have additions of Masoli, Posey, Santos-Knox, Frey, Tate, Ciante Evans, STE and whomever plays SAM and handles our kicking duties.
Our biggest losses from our 2019 Grey Cup are Rycker Mathews, Tasker, and Lirum .
I think the replacements for Tuggle , Filer, Dane Evans , Leonard and Mike Jones ( STE, Don Jackson, Posey ) are major upgrades.
I am pretty excited about this team from top to bottom.