Cats sign another DE?

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Outlaws lose Landry to CFL
Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2009 11:15 pm |

The Billings Outlaws will have one fewer weapon in their Indoor Football League playoff run.

Defensive end Michael Landry, who was named the IFL's defensive player of the year earlier this month, has left the Outlaws for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.

Landry, 30, left Billings before the Outlaws' quarterfinal playoff game against Fairbanks on Saturday. He is expected to practice with the Tiger-Cats today and could see action in Friday's home game against the B.C. Lions.

"It's a great opportunity for Michael and a huge loss for us," said Outlaws coach Heron O'Neal. "He's got a chance to make some real money in the CFL, and if it goes as planned in Hamilton, he'll get an NFL look."

The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Landry finished the regular season third in the IFL in sacks (12), seventh in tackles for loss (161/2) and first in forced fumbles (6). He was sixth on the Outlaws in tackles (381/2).

AFL GAMES PLAYED

(regular season, postseason): 2007 (New Orleans – 15);
2006 (Kansas City – 13); 2005 (New Orleans – 15) Totals: 43.

CAREER:

The hard-charging Landry’s return to the VooDoo in 2007
helped bolster the middle of the club’s defensive line.

... Landry was a member of the AFL All-Rookie Team in 2005
for New Orleans, when he was one of the club’s true impact players.

He also spent parts of two seasons with
the San Francisco 49ers as a defensive end.

etc.

Looks like a good signing OBIE :thup: We must get the sack attack up :rockin:

He's already 30? Definitely not going to get a look from the NFL...not sure what their coach is saying there. He'd be the fifth oldest on our team, and four of the others are OLineman and a long snapper.

Probable means Adams or Long could be out a while.... To bad.

at 300 pounds he'll definately be playing DT, which tells me Darrell Adams will be out for quite a bit. :frowning:

Yea I am guessing that they are looking for an experienced player to help lead this d-line now. He is definately more of a CFL DT by his size and weight. but lets see how he does.

You may be right, but it is quite an assumption. According to Drew Edwards Bolden is also nicked. Plus we have no import back up for the Defensive tackle position. Long is not a DT, and all the talk about moving Mcyntyre to DT is silly…he’s an end. So it would have been shocking if the CATS weren’t looking for import depth at the Tackle position. This new guy is clearly a tackle in the CFL…

Great signing by the Cats. We need the depth on the D-line and to get a player of this calibre, already in top shape will be a big plus for the D. To be a contender in this league you need depth and you can see that Obie definitly knows this more than anyone one else. He's not just filling in the position with a backup until the starter returns, he's going out and getting another starter and were're not missing a step. The DT position is a lot easier to adjust to than the DE position in the CFL.
I can certainly see why Obie is a top GM....great contacts and he gets the players in quick. :cowboy: