My prediction is before free agency starts Tuesday the Ticats announce the signings of Tasker and Nick Shorthill. I think Dean and Laurent are going to test the market. Hope I'm wrong and we sign all of them before Tuesday.
Yup . That is my biggest fear right now.....seeing Tasker wearing Double Blue . You would have to think that barring an NFL team signing him that with him wanting to be closer to his Buffalo home then his only other option would seem to be signing with Toronto . :-\What makes matter worse is that with Posey signing on in the NFL is that the Blue team will be looking for an able bodied replacement to play pitch and catch with Ray .
Uh no . We don't at present have a guy named Kavel Conner on our reserve list or any other list for that matter .
We did have him on our PR for the better part of last season and he did I believe dress for a handful of games (3) as well but at present he is not listed on the off season roster and is currently not a member of our team . Now that's not to say that the team might end up re-signing him for this years TC but I wouldn't bet the ranch on that happening or that he will replace Dean if in fact he signs elsewhere .
In addition to living close to Hamilton, another motivating factor for Tasker to re-sign here is his loyalty to Kent Austin (who, along with Sean Burke, is in charge of negotiating Ticat contracts; who coached Tasker in college; and who essentially brought Tasker to the CFL).
Thanks. Yeah, it sounds like Luke recognizes that these next few years will be his peak earnings years. Probably hard for him to miss what happens to other guys like Dressler and Bowman when they get much past 30. What I heard is that it's his preference is to stay in Hamilton, but he wants to get paid what he's worth.
If the Ticats don't think he deserves to paid as a top tier receiver, I will be questioning their judgement. I don't think there is anyone from our 2017 roster who could replace him.
Laurant is overpriced. Tasker is a very good receiver but he is not in the elite status. Dean is good however, they found him and I am sure they could find a similar calibre player at a reasonable price. However, SAM linebacker is the position that needs to be filed. The SAM is a hybrid linebacker and half back and defensive back. There may be other options that we are not aware of. Perhaps Austin has learned his lesson and will not overspend.
(@CFL_News) RT .@TSNDaveNaylor Per sources, @Ticats defensive tackle @tedlaurent plans to test free agency Tuesday. Still open to a return to Hamilton. Would be one of the biggest names available. #CFL#Ticats
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