Monday 26 September 2011

Ti-Cats Trade for Collins, Bring Back Mariuz

A day after throttling the Stamps in Moncton, the Tiger-Cats make two moves, trading for Milt Collins and bringing back Ray Mariuz.

The Cats gave up future prospect Jadon Wagner and a fourth-round pick in 2013 to get Collins and a fifth-round pick. The Secondary has been a work in progress all season, with lineup tinkering happening on an almost weekly basis. Adding Collins to the mix – he can play all three positions in the Secondary – brings a veteran who can add immediate help. He is also very familiar with Defensive Coordinator Corey Chamblin, who was Collins's position coach in Calgary. I like this move, as it's a nice pickup with little risk.

Bringing Mariuz back is somewhat surprising, but the Cats need Canadian depth and Special Teams help, and Mariuz provides both in spades. He brings a veteran presence that I'm sure can only help the team.

It'll be interesting to see how quickly both players get on the field. Hopefully, they'll both see action this week against Toronto, but at the latest, it'll be on October 7th against Winnipeg.

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