The Tiger-Cats released three players today: Linebacker Shannon James, Defensive Back Will Heyward and Receiver Willie Thornton.
None of the three made much of an impact on the Cats. James didn't play much, mostly contributing on Special Teams. Heyward seemed to show a lot of promise in 2010, and I would have liked to see what he could do with a new system being implemented on Defense. As far as Thornton is concerned, he was hurt in 2010.
These releases don't have the same emotional impact as the Otis Floyd one. I don't mean to demean these players, as I am sure they gave their all, but their contributions were minimal, and I am sure that the team will have no problem filling their positions.
But I wish all three of them the best of luck in the future.