A career gone sour: It's premature to bury slotback Kwame Cavil. He's only 27, after all. But the 2004 CFL season, when he caught 78 passes for 1,090 yards with Montreal, seems like a distant memory.
Traded to Edmonton last season for defensive-tackle Clinton Wayne, Cavil got into only seven regular-season games with the Eskimos, catching 31 passes for 259 yards with a touchdown.
He didn't dress for the playoffs or Grey Cup. Shipped to Hamilton last March for a fourth-round draft choice, the 6-foot-2, 203- pounder has yet to dress for the Tiger-Cats.
"I don't have a grumpy bone in my body," Cavil told the Hamilton Spectator this week. "I'm not going to lie to you. It's difficult to not be playing and watching the team struggle. I still feel I can contribute if they call my name."
The Ticats are struggling, but have talent on offence, especially at receiver, and Cavil can't crack the lineup. He doesn't have blazing speed and is more of a possession receiver. That's a role former Alouette Terry Vaughn can fill capably for Hamilton.