Sunday 14 February 2010

New Kicker To Hamilton?

The Calgary Stampeders have announced that they could not come to terms on a new contract with Placekicker Sandro DeAngelis, and he will become a free agent at 11:59PM EST on Monday, February 15, 2010.

As many people may or may not know, DeAngelis worked out for the Tiger-Cats in 2005 before he signed with Calgary. DeAngelis is a native of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and it would seem likely that the Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats would be in the running to acquire DeAngelis's services. Both teams recently lost their kickers (the Ti-Cats released Nick Setta; the Argos saw Justin Medlock sign with the Washington Redskins), and both are still in the market for one. With DeAngelis being a local product it would seem only natural for him to sign with one of the two Southern Ontario teams.

DeAngelis is a great kicker and, our kicking game needs an upgrade with Setta gone. DeAngelis is a much better, although a much more expensive, option than Jeremy Ito. The Tiger-Cats do not need to make too many moves to upgrade the team from 2009, but signing DeAngelis would be a smart move to make. Hopefully Ti-Cats GM Bob O'Billovich feels the same and DeAngelis is kicking for the Black & Gold this summer.

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