On O, we still haven’t re-signed some key players at QB (Masoli, Watford), RB (Bennett, Irons, Thomas Ellington), R (Acklin, Dunbar, Ungerer) and OL (Ciraco, Gibbon, Okafor).
Below is a list of players who I think are the top free agents from other teams at those positions. Do you think that the Ticat GM braintrust have their sights set on any of these players, to replace any of our currently unsigned, key offensive free agents at QB, RB, R or OL (because Ticat management think the player who played on another team last year would be an upgrade at that position?).
I don't see any of those QB's as a TiCat.
I would be happy to start Dane and develop who we have in camp. That is how Dane came to be the starter he is.
A RB would have to complement the style of our newly re-signed star Don Jackson.
I liked what I saw from Augustine in his limited time playing in Winnipeg. May come at a reasonable price but I'm confident his current team would like to keep him too. William Powell would be great but not likely. Coombs makes the odd big play and he is versatile.
I can see upgrades to our receiving corps.
Brescacin, Lawlor, Derrel, Cottoy.
I would like to see Ryker come back to Hamilton. I think we can develop our other TiCat FA's into good starting players. Consistency with the team will help.
It's funny how they list Augustine as being born in Welland when he was actually born in St Maarten in the Caribbean and grew up in Florida until he moved to Welland at the age of 17. He played high school football at Notre Dame in Welland, not St. Catharines.
Cfl did the same with lirim when listing Ontario as birth place , though lirim moved as a young child . Augustine must have connections or family in st Catherine's since I seen some posts tagged st Catherine's. I know a photographer from hamilton took his business headshot for his job outside of football