Monday, 7 May 2012

Plesius, Petrus Get NFL Shots

Two recent Tiger-Cat draft picks are getting a chance to make it in the NFL.

Drew Edwards confirmed today what he reported last week that Offensive Lineman Moe Petrus, a 2011 second-round pick, was signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Petrus always had fringe NFL chances, and it was part of the reason he was still available in the second round of last year's draft. Now that he has signed with the Bucs, he will be out of the picture until the end of the summer.

The other Tiger-Cat to get a chance to make an NFL squad is 2012 second-round pick Frédéric Plesius. Plesius will attend the Philadelphia Eagles' mini-camp this weekend. He is not the only 2012 CFL draftee that will be attending, as Eskimo first-round pick Shamawd Chambers will also be in attendance. Plesius has just been granted an invite to a rookie mini-camp, and has not been offered a contract. While he could make a big enough impression over the weekend, it is still possible that he will be with the Tiger-Cats when training camp opens at the end of the month.


  1. You think either guy sticks?

    1. Possible, but I don't expect it. I think a team would have drafted Petrus if they thought he was good enough. Plesius has a chance of securing a training camp invite from Philly, but I don't expect him to make the team.