Popular for the Ti Cats will be anyone who can bring them a Grey Cup.
They do have a log jam at several positions.
9 NI Olineman. between the Roster, I game IR, 9 game IR, and Practice roster Austin may be able to keep them all.
Import Receivers: Ellingson, Grant, Jones, Tasker, Koch FA. Plus there are several new imports brought in. Ellingson, Tasker, and Koch will not be going anywhere. leaving Jones and Grant. Jones being a bit older could be the odd man out provided that one of the new guys win a job somewhere on the roster. Undoubtedly Ottawa and Burris would be very interested in acquiring the under rated Jones.
Returners: Austin wanted Banks, waited for Banks, Banks became available form the NFL and Austin got backs and used him. I know Austin would like him to be a better receiver with DI spots at a premium in the CFL
Others Lamar, Moore, Sofele. All are also RBs Hybreds which can back up and be a change up back for Gable on the 42.
Could keep them all somewhere. I think likely one will go though.
Will be interesting to see if they can keep Brandon Issac with Rico Murray needing to be a starter and the nickel/SAMLB spot may be that spot. Dee Webb likely to go. Stienhaur Likes his DBs and they have added to them Webb is a left over and Stewart was signed to take his spot.
Safety competition for back up and development and practice roster spots pretty wide open with Butler and Stephan the only for sure 42 man roster guys for sure.
DTs 3 imports and 3 Canadians. Davis is going to have his hands full to keep his starting spot with Moore and Marshal breathing down his neck. All three are in there mid 20’s prime and all three have some solid pro expereince. Davis who struggles with being in shape could be out if he does not come to camp ready, or Austin could keep him around for 9 games on the IR as insurance and to assure he stays in shape.Canadians Bulcke is an All Star stud hazime and Atkinson each bring a different skill set so all three should be on the 46 or if needed the one game IR used for the purpose of expanding the roster by a few players.
DE’s Gascon-Nadon healthy and in Training camp has the door open for him to translate his great Success at laval into the CFL as a rush DE Fortin also a DE from Laval appears to be more of a long snap specialists than a DE. Would love to see him step up and be a full equal partner in the 3 man DE position.
3 import DE’s return from last year Norwood, Bordueaux, and third man in was Sam Scott from a small DII school enters his 4th pro season of combined CFL and AFL expereince
Canadian Receiver Austin has his 2 guys starting in Giguere and Fantuz. He also got the younger guys to groom that he wanted in Armstrong and Aplile. Both can play teams. Armstrong will be entering his second pro season and first full season since serving his time at Air Force. Aprille is finally out of eleigibility at Queens. Armstrong is probably more ready to actually play receiver if needed.