He has been released by the Colts ? Is he available? And would the Ticats be interested as no other NFL team has signed him?
wont see him up here unfortunately for a couple of years.
I think the rule is be on at least a practice roster for 4 consecutive years to get pension. he left 2011 i believe?
I could be wrong about the consecutive years though. if I am he could already be eligible for the pension.
It was always three consecutive years in the NFL if changed recently, I know a few players who received for their NFL after three years of playing for a couple of teams.
it would be good to see Hickman or McIntyre back with the Cats, not sure of their current tryouts with NFL teams but I'm sure they would be welcomed additions here with the Cats and now that we have a few D lineman injured or sitting because of the lack of past rush on the QB, the past two game the Cats have picked up the rush on the QB and played well, but Coleman was the recent injury and not sure what his status is?
thanks. i stand corrected
I found this information from an article in an American newspaper
[b]The Falcons' Demorrio Williams is 26 years old.
On Monday night, he qualified for retirement.
Williams became fully vested in the NFL's pension system by playing in Atlanta's loss to the New Orleans Saints. Players get credited for a full season after being on the active roster (or on injured reserve or the physically unable to perform list) in three games.
And Monday's game was Williams' third of the season.
Williams is now guaranteed to receive at least $1,275 per month in today's dollars from the NFL Players Association pension fund starting on his 55th birthday. And his benefit grows with each season he plays, as do other features of the NFL's retirement plan: A player is eligible for an annuity after his fourth NFL season, and the league's 401(K) plan matches $2 for every $1 contributed.
The 10-year veteran who retired in 1998 would receive $51,000 a year, according NFL Players Association Web site.[/b]
Here's the link to the rest of the article if you want to read it...[url=http://savannahnow.com/adam-van-brimmer/2006-09-29/qualifying-nfl-pension-big-deal-players#.VBIZl_ldV8E]http://savannahnow.com/adam-van-brimmer ... BIZl_ldV8E[/url]
Wonder how many NFL players die before they're old enough to collect.[url=http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/league-of-denial/]http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline ... of-denial/[/url]
Drew Edwards ? @scratchingpost Hearing that the #Ticats have signed defensive end Justin Hickman. #CFLAccording to Drew, Justin Hickman has signed with the TiCats!
Talk about fantastic news!
Really? That IS fantastic news!
This front seven is going to be fierce. Woooooohoooooooooo
This is a good signing and good timing with Coleman on the 6 game
I'm hearing the Ticats have signed defensive end Justin Hickman.:thup:
The 29-year-old played with the club from 2009 to 2011 and tied for the league in sacks his final season with 13. He has spent the last two seasons with Indianapolis Colts, playing in 12 games in 2012. A foot injury cost him all of last season and he was released on June 18.
A Texas native who played his college football at UCLA, Hickman retained close ties with organization after his departure and attended last season's East Final game in Toronto against the Argos.
Hickman could potentially fill a big hole for the Ticats: an elite-level defensive end capable of getting to the quarterback.
Imagine Hickman, Gaydosh, Laurent, & Norwood as our starting front four on D this Saturday maybe possibly? :thup: 8) :rockin: :cowboy:
Another brick in the wall :rockin:
It's feeding time! Wow this would be killer :rockin:
The defense is a quality pass-rusher away from becoming elite. Huge signing, if Hickman is healthy.
Just curious: will he know any of his defensive teammates or coaches?
Not certain it is confirmed ... he is relying on a source for this news.
But I'm comfortable it will happen.
Drew's sources are usually pretty reliable. Much better than, say, the source of the current Burris trade rumour that's floating around out there.
(If people thought about that one for more than half a second, the first question would be "What's in it for the Redblacks?" and the second would be "What do the Redblacks need in order to improve their team?" And the answer to neither question leads to trading Burris, from what I see.)