Former Ticats head coach Bud Riley has died at the age of 86. Hired as defensive co-ordinator for the 1981 season, Riley took over the top spot for the 1982 season and was replaced by director of player personnel Al Bruno midway through the 1983 campaign. Riley spent 12 seasons in the CFL and was also head coach in Winnipeg.. ... Cortez confirmed that linebacker Markeith Knowlton (lower body) and receiver Bakari Grant (hand) would miss their second straight games with injury. Defensive end Greg Peach went down in Monday’s practice with a leg injury but Cortez said he didn’t think it was serious. ... Speaking of Knowlton, he and wife Erica welcomed their first child, Markeith Darnell Knowlton, to the world during the bye week. ... While Burris took his two sons to Canada’s Wonderland during his break — he was still hoarse from the screaming — Cortez visited a couple of the area’s museums, including the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and the Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum in Ancaster. He also ventured to Port Dover for a perch dinner. ... The Ticats have added defensive back Brock Campbell, defensive end Bruce Davis, defensive tackle Louis Ellis and import running back Brandon Rutley to the team’s practice roster. The team also released defensive tackle Jada Brown and defensive back Clem Johnson. ... Former Hamilton defensive end Stevie Baggs has signed with the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL.
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