Monday 30 April 2012

Cats Still Have Holes

With Training Camp just around the corner, the Ti-Cats still have a few roster questions to answer.

Who the team's kick returner will be has yet to be determined. Marcus Thigpen left to sign with the Miami Dolphins and the team has not replaced him. Over at Examiner, I looked at a few players the team could be considering as a replacement for Thigpen. This is something that likely won't be answered until well into camp.

The Cats still have questions along the Offensive and Defensive Lines, and that is where the draft could yield some prospects. The Cats hold the third pick and could add an impact player on one of the lines with that selection, and they could also add some reinforcements in later rounds. I expect a very intense battle in camp for starting and backup positions along both lines.

The kicking game is still in a state of flux. It looks like it will come down to Luca Congi and Josh Maveety at kicker, but the Cats recently signed an Australian punter named Josh Bartel, so he will be in the mix as well. He won't be the team's kicker, but it does mean that whoever doesn't win the kicking battle in camp is likely out of a job. In any event, it looks like the Cats will be going non-import at both kicking positions, which is a change from recent seasons.

The time between the draft on Thursday and the start of rookie camp at the end of the month could see the team add some players to the mix. While the team is mostly set, the Cats still have some holes left to fill.

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