Ken Welch of CHtv sports reported tonight that the Ticats have signed former NFL linebacker Quinton Caver (6' 4" 241 lbs, born Aug 22/78 ) and that he is expected to compete for a defensive end or linebacker spot.
He was a second round draft choice of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2001. Here is a summary from nfl.com on his tests for speed, agility and strength when he was in his draft year:
4.63 in the 40-yard dash...34-inch vertical jump...425-pound bench press...720-pound squat...
32 1/8-inch arm length...8 5/8-inch hands."
And here is a link to a bio of Quinton Caver from Nov 9/05:http://cowboys.scout.com/2/464837.html
Nice work by Ticat GM Marcel Desjardins and his scouting staff on this acquisition.