signing of former Saskatchewan Kicker/Punter Luca Congi.
Congi, who spent six years in Saskatchewan, missed all of last season with a knee injury and was replaced by Chris Milo. Saskatchewan released Congi in December.
Congi will battle it out with untested second-year man Josh Maveety to see who will replace the Justin Medlock. Should Congi not win the kicking job outright, he could stick with the team as their Punter.
This is a good signing by the Cats; they needed to bring in a proven player to compete for the job with Mavetty, if only as insurance. Should Congi win the job, the team would have amazing ratio flexibility – something they have lacked in recent years with an import player holding at least one of the kicking jobs (Medlock, Nick Setta and Eric Wilbur) – with a non-import performing both kicking duties. This is the silver lining of losing Medlock to Carolina.
If Congi can come back from the injury that cost him his job and 2011 season, he could be a great asset to the Cats. At worst, we'll know that whoever wins the kicking job in Training Camp is the best man for the job.