Tuesday 14 February 2012

Cats Re-Sign Ike Brown

On the eve of free agency, the Tiger-Cats have locked up one of their own as Linebacker Ike Brown announced via his Twitter account that he has re-signed with the team.

Brown was one of seven Ti-Cat players that would have hit the open market tomorrow at noon.

As I discussed on Monday, Brown missed all of last season with a knee injury when he voluntarily participated in the team's rookie camp. I'm impressed that a veteran player would put in that commit, and I'm also glad to see the team recognize Brown's commitment.

Brown's value doesn't come on Defense – where he sees little time because of the All-Star-calibre trio the Cats employ – but on Special Teams. Brown is an excellent Special Teamer, and the Cats needed some Special Teams help, especially with theretirement of Safety and Special Teams ace Dylan Barker back in January.

The Cats now have six free agents remaining, all of which will probably be testing the market in a little less than 16 hours.

Brown's re-signing, while significant, is the appetizer to tomorrow's main course.

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