Corey Holmes RESIGNS with ticats 3 years!

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The Tiger-Cats have re-signed running back Corey Holmes to a new, three year deal plus an option.
The three years includes this season, so, Holmes will be in Hamilton at least through the end of 2008.

Good Luck to Cory, it could of been worse, :stuck_out_tongue: u could of went to Edmonton instead :lol: and got kick by AJ :lol:

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have announced that they have come to terms with import running back Corey Holmes on a new three-year contract.

"Corey is one of the most exciting players in the CFL and a true leader in the locker room in addition to being a tremendous person," said Ticats general manager Marcel Desjardins, in a relase. "I am thrilled that Corey will be a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats this season and in the years to come."

In 10 games with the Ticats this season, Holmes has carried the ball 64 times for 369 yards and one touchdown while recording 33 receptions for 263 yards.

Holmes has also returned 25 punts for 125 yards and 22 kickoffs for 472 yards for a 21.5 yard average - the highest average among CFL players with at least 10 kickoff returns.

"It feels great to be in an organization that was willing to commit to me and my family," said Holmes. "I thank God for giving me the opportunity to be here in Hamilton for the next few years because I think that a lot of great things are going to happen and I'm glad that I'm going to be a part of it."

The Ticats acquired Holmes from the Roughriders on April 12th, 2005 along with non-import safety Scott Gordon and Saskatchewan's first-round pick in the 2007 CFL Canadian College Draft in exchange for the first selection in the 2006 Ottawa Player Dispersal Draft.

In five seasons with the Roughriders, the Greenville, Miss. native was named a CFL All-Star and a Western All-Star twice (2002, 2005), captured two Most Outstanding Special Teams Player awards (2002, 2005) and was runner-up for the league's Most Outstanding Player award last season.

This must be part of a deal with another club. Someone was probably willing to give a good player for Holmes, but only if it was garanteed Holmes would not be a free agent this winter. So the Ticats would re-sign him first and then trade his new contract off. Since Holmes wants out too, he probably agreed to that.

i suspect the same, third...i cant imagine corey in hamilton longer than this season.

the tabbies now have ranek, holmes and lumsden...someones gotta go, and right now its lookin like ranek is the odd man out, if the holmes signing isnt part of a trade.

Don't count it out, Holmes could still be traded to the Eskimos. Although he might not end up in Edmonton, if I were a betting man I would wager that he won't be staying in Steeltown. The Ti-Cats simply can't afford 3 premier running backs and keep them all happy.

True. Isn't it hard enough to keep anyone happy in Hamilton as it is now? :wink:

They had to sign him for three years.

Rumour on the weekend, was Wally was going to sign Holmes next year, strictly as a kick return specialist.

....he always expressed interest in returning to Sask.....maybe the trade angle could still come into play with Holmes....OR....They plan on trading Ranek....whatever...you can be sure someone's got to go...with the return of Lumsden :roll:

Holmes i think is gone Hamilton just had the presence of mind to sign him so they don't lose him for nothing. smart move.

"It feels great to be in an organization that was willing to commit to me and my family," said Holmes. "I thank God for giving me the opportunity to be here in Hamilton for the next few years because I think that a lot of great things are going to happen and I'm glad that I'm going to be a part of it."

Would Holmes have said that if he was on his way out? And what does he mean commited to his family? Or could the higher ups have just resigned him to trade him without him even knowing he was on his way out? confused x_x

The # 1 decision-maker of the “higher ups” General Manager Marcel Desjardins said.

“Corey is one of the most exciting players in the CFL
and a true leader in the locker room
in addition to being a tremendous person,?

“I am thrilled that Corey will be a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats

this season [i] and in the years to come.?[/i]

Thanks Ron..

For Last Time Holmes is Staying In Hamilton!

He Signed a 3 Year Deal + an Option for a 4th..

Josh Ranek Will be Traded in the Off Season . He was Joe Boy..

Marcel has a Plain..for next Year

drummer_god, did you ever consider the possibility that your spider senses are way, way off?

I can't help but notice how far you planted your foot in your mouth in this recent thread:

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Perhaps you really don't know what happens inside closed locker rooms after all. And unbelievable as it sounds, perhaps you don't have a unique window into the players' minds.

I'm not saying I do. The difference is that I don't go onto websites posting nasty comments about people with no factual basis beyond my own imagination.

I'm thinking Ranek is on his way out. I don't know his contract status, but I know he's not going to be a free agent next year. He could still attract some attention from someone.

I believe the Ticats when they say they want to keep Holmes here. He's a great player, and has become a bigger part of the offence since Joe Paopao was cut loose. It's obvious that he's a key part of their plans for the future.