Training Camp begins

Speedy Banks is absent. :?

Drew EdwardsVerified account ?@scratchingpost 49m49 minutes ago
Hearing that @speedybanks87 has a family issue & it's unknown when he'll arrive at #Ticats training camp. #CFL

Drew EdwardsVerified account ?@scratchingpost 34m34 minutes ago
Masoli took three reps with the #Ticats first team offence and was replaced by Jeff Mathews. Game on. #CFL

Barry Gray ?@barrygray 50m50 minutes ago
A welcome sight for @Ticats fans: QB Zach Collaros on the field at training camp in #HamOnt #CFL

Chad Owens

Laurent

Matt Coates

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CjoRAXLWkAA_I4S.jpg:small

8) Apparently the Cats have suspended Brandon Banks for being a no show at training camp today !!
     Word is that he has a family problem, and Kent Austin will address the media after practice regarding the situation !!

Now that T.Camp is officially open hopefully they will update the roster on the team site. It would be nice to see the draftees names and what numbers they were assigned,also there is still no kickers listed at all. In other early camp news the team has officially placed both Craig Butler as well as Jake Olson on the 6 game IL and have signed wide receiver LaQuan Williams who has 23 games experience in the NFL and kicker Brent Maher.

[url=http://ticats.ca/tiger-cats-sign-wide-receiver-williams-and-placekicker-maher/]http://ticats.ca/tiger-cats-sign-wide-r ... ker-maher/[/url]

Great pictures Grover, but I didn't think fans could take any during practice? :slight_smile:

Grover thanks for the great pics of TC, Its so great to see football players on the field again. :thup:

Let's hope that Speedy Banks is not a camp hold out and that it really is a personal issue.

Great pics :thup:

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Lets all hope this is not the reason?

Some more pics from day 1 at Ti-Cat T.CAMP :rockin:

Mike Daly and draft pick Mike Jones

http://i0.wp.com/specphotos.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/cats-open-camp-MAIN.jpg?w=1320

John Chick stretches and loosens up

http://i1.wp.com/specphotos.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/cats-open-camp13.jpg?w=1320

Simoni Lawrence

http://i0.wp.com/specphotos.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/cats-open-camp3.jpg?w=1135

Tiquan Underwood and rookie db hopeful Chase Minnifield

http://i0.wp.com/specphotos.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/cats-open-camp8.jpg?w=1320

Tasker snares one

http://i2.wp.com/specphotos.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/cats-open-camp14.jpg?w=858

Coach "O" looking over the troops on "D"

http://i1.wp.com/specphotos.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/cats-open-camp9.jpg?w=1320

Austin at the controls

http://i2.wp.com/specphotos.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/cats-open-camp10.jpg?w=1320

I think it is totally reasonable for fans to expect to see an up-to-date roster on ticats.ca

As I type, at the end of training camp day 1, i see 73 players listed when I believe there should be 89. From what I've read, here and there, that 89 likely meets the 75 man limit considering the 8 - 2016 draftees, perhaps Osei-Kusi and Hughes also qualifying as non-counters, Collaros (although he appears to be participating) and Archambault having been declared as "Exempt Veterans" and Butler and Olsen being placed on the 6-Game Injured List.

Could someone, anyone, at 1 Jarvis please explain why the team roster on ticats.ca has, for at least the past couple of seasons, been regularly inaccurate? Caretaker?

Yes Grover, thanks for the great pictures. Getting so excited for the new season + new players. Owens' tattoos look good with Cats uniforms eh? :smiley:

Well it certainly looks to me like it's a family thing. It's nice that his family is throwing a going away pool party for Speedy. I'm sure that those 4 lovely ladies pictured are Brandon's two sisters and two cousins. :wink: :slight_smile:

Just out of curiousity just where did you find this pic ? or is it just a clever photo shop ? Either way I'm sure we'll see Mr Banks back in camp before too long as soon as he dries and towels off. 8)

yea that’s funny! Banks is from Garner NC which is only 8 miles from where the Caretaker comes from in Raleigh. Maybe Bob Young was at the pool party… :slight_smile:

The Caretaker can keep an “eye” on him.

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Well it certainly looks to me like it's a family thing. It's nice that his family is throwing a going away pool party for Speedy. I'm sure that those 4 lovely ladies pictured are Brandon's two sisters and two cousins. :wink: :)

Just out of curiousity just where did you find this pic ? or is it just a clever photo shop ? Either way I'm sure we'll see Mr Banks back in camp before too long as soon as he dries and towels off. 8)


It showed up on facebook, I am sure many people saw it.

Lets hope it is a Photoshop picture.

I am sure others are looking in to it.

http://www.unleashent.com/uploads/7/8/9/6/7896116/4613933.jpg?156

Looks like Speedy did have a party, just not on May 29. I don't know who would go through the lengths to photoshop the pic but this is the original. I cannot post Urls right now so just search unleashent in google.

Notice the date .....May 22... A week before training camp. So someone did photoshop one of them. My guess is the 22nd is when he had his party.

Well it looks like there is another pool party planned but this one is strictly for O-Line only :slight_smile: :lol: :rockin:

http://college.crossgates.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/PoolPartyWeb.jpg

http://i2.wp.com/3downnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/ticatsdepth.jpg

Here is Drew Edward's unofficial TC depth chart. Just what he has noted from the stands, by no means official but interesting to look at nonetheless.

Thanks for posting. :rockin:

They have OL Brian Simmons listed in at 610 LBS lol our Oline will be nails :stuck_out_tongue: