Wednesday 17 February 2010

And We're Off (UPDATED)

Free agency is now open. Players without contracts are free to sign with any team they choose. There aren't a lot of big-name free agents, but I will monitor all the moves and report on some of the major ones, especially if they involve the Tiger-Cats. With Bob O'Billovich in control you know the Cats are primed to make some major acquisitions.

TSN has compiled a complete list of free agents that are available.

Looking at the list and analyzing the needs of the Ti-Cats I'd say that there are three players that, if possible, the Tiger-Cats should make a play for:
  1. Placekicker Sandro DeAngelis (who I wrote about previously)
  2. Defensive Back Byron Parker (who has expressed an interest in playing in Hamilton)
  3. Running Back/Kick Returner Dominique Dorsey
Signing one or more of these players would help fill the glaring weaknesses in the Tiger-Cats roster as it currently stands. It's unlikely that all three would be signed (I expect Dorsey to re-sign with the Argonauts) but I think any one would be important in taking the Tiger-Cats from 9-9 in '09 to being a Grey Cup contender in '10. Hopefully we'll see at least one of these players donning the Black & Gold in 2010.

UPDATE: Byron Parker has signed with the Toronto Argonauts.
UPDATE 2: Dominique Dorsey has signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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