Wednesday 20 October 2010

Welcome to Tigertown, Mr. Hebert

Well this one came completely out of left field. Kyries Hebert has signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

This took me completely by surprise. I had no idea that Hebert was even in discussions with the Tiger-Cats. But this is a great signing. Hebert had spent the last two seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, but he was previously with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2006 and 2007, and the Ottawa Renegades in 2004 and 2005. He is a versatile player who can play Linebacker and Safety, which will come in handy down the stretch and in the playoffs.

This is an "all-in" move if I've ever seen one. Couple this with the Stevie Baggs signing from last month, and it shows that Bob O'Billovich wants to win and wants to win now.

Hebert will be in the lineup this week when the Tiger-Cats take on the Montreal Alouettes at Ivor Wynne Stadium on Friday night. He'll likely see most of his playing time on Special Teams this week, as he digests the Tiger-Cat Defense. But Hebert did play for Greg Marshall previously, which is why he will probably see a little time on Defense as well.

As the season winds down, things just got very interesting in the CFL's East Division.

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