Ticats receiver Andy Fantuz expected to sign player contract today
Posted on September 18, 2017 by Drew Edwards // 0 Comments
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are expected to sign Canadian receiver Andy Fantuz to a player contract today, according to CFL sources. Fantuz had been serving as the organization’s coordinator of player development as he recovers from a torn ACL last October. Hamilton head coach June Jones said last week that Fantuz was getting closer to a return to the field. Fantuz recorded 101 receptions for 1,059 yards in 2016, earning him Most Outstanding Canadian honours in the East Division.
We just got better today, and in the words of the modern philosopher Obie
"BETTER IS BETTER!
Whoever plays QB for the Cats (and I don't expect that to change from recent weeks) is suddenly going to look a lot better.
We are potentially one Tasker away from a complete turnover of the receiving corps since opening day. (This assumes Chambers gets into the lineup as well, which could be another week away, if he is a slow learner like New Collins Jr apparently is.)
Game 1 starters were Tasker, Toliver, Elliott, Tyms, Jones.
This is great news but I don't think we'll get the full benefit of Fantuz right away. After such an injury and not playing for a year they might have to ease him in slowly until he gets his chops back up. We don't want him re-injured.
After watching him during the warmup at the Ottawa game, the guy still has incredible hands. Was catching for a couple of guys at one time, nonchalantly grabbing them one-handed one after another. Never saw him drop one.
He never was speedy, but he should still know how to slip into the open spot, and then use his size and reach to make the reception.