Thursday, 22 March 2012

Webb, Collins Sign Extensions

The Ti-Cats have given contract extension to Defensive Backs Dee Webb and Milt Collins that will keep them in Black & Gold through the 2014 season.

Both players came to Hamilton via separate trades last fall; Collins was acquired in a deal with Calgary in late September, while Webb was brought in last October in a deal with Toronto.

Hamilton's Secondary was the focus of much attention last season, and the team never seemed to get it right. But near the end of the year, there looked to be some potential. While Collins did not get much of a chance to show what he could do (he appeared in only one regular-season contest), Webb did impress in spots. Hamilton now has seven guys – Bo Smith, Woodny Turenne, Loyce Means, Carlos Thomas, Marcell Young, and the re-upped Webb and Collins – to battle it out for the four remaining spots in the starting Secondary.

Hamilton's Secondary was thought to be a primary concern going into free agency, and the team did nothing to address it. That means they are happy with the group they have. Hopefully a full off-season together, and what looks to be a fierce Training Camp battle, will allow for the unit to gel early in the season.

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