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Monday, January 25, 2016

CHICK TO THE TICATS


TSN's Gary Lawless is reporting free agent defensive lineman John Chick is poised to sign with the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Lawless reported from his Twitter account @garylawless that the deal is "all but done".

The 33-year old Chick is even Tweeting members of the Ticats saying that he's "blessed" to be joining the squad.

CFL sources are telling me Chick signed with Hamilton on Sunday.

The Gilette, WY product was released by the Saskatchewan Roughriders on January 14/2016.

RP

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

It'll be interesting to see what kinda salary he's getting. Either way... he's a great player whose still got some gas left in the tank. Hamilton is lucky to have him.

Anonymous said...

Best of luck to Mr. John Chick in his future endeavors.

Anonymous said...

Ti-Cats gain
Riders lose

Jones and Murphy are idiots !!!!!!!!
Get rid of them as soon as possible !!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

We're on our way now, we got that Tiger Cats pride.. Tiger Cats pride... Your 2016 CFL Grey Cup champions, the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Welcome aboard Mr.John Chick. Oskee Wee Wee all the time!

Anonymous said...


Time to buy a ticats jersey, as i will not cheer for chris jones.

Anonymous said...

Wee wee have u guys won any grey cups lately?

Anonymous said...

Good job John. Will you be selling the Pilot Butte home and moving the wife / 7 kids with you to Hamilton?

Anonymous said...

Good fit. Joy in the Land of Oskawee wee! Back with the Austin/Tillman team where it all began. With Sinkfield off to the NFL, could Dressler soon join him in Black and Gold?

Anonymous said...

You my friend, are a turn coat traitor.

The Riders are bigger and more important than any single player or individual.

Releasing Chick and Dressler was the best thing for the team.

It's time for you to grow up and accept that your favourite players won't wear green forever.

I wonder how immature you'll be when you find out Santa and the Easter Bunny aren't real.

Oh, whoops! I guess another of your childish beliefs was just shattered.

Anonymous said...

It would be interesting to know what the number he signed for actually is. I'm sure that won't be released. His best years are behind him and he clearly didn't care enough about the team to settle for what he will be making there. If he had half the class DD has, he would have been more receptive. We didn't miss him when he was away for three years and we won't now. Good job for Jones to free up cap space and build a winner. Chick plays half assed for the first half of a season and does nothing the rest of the way. He lost a step and developed an attitude. Good riddance.

Larry said...

2 Years - $160,000 and $165,000

Anonymous said...

To poster #3...maybe its time for you to get your head out of your a$$ and post on your own Edmonton blog...no wait, there does not seem to be one. How about starting your own Slug brain?

Anyone else sick and tired of the nut case who constantly posts on this Rider blog slamming Jones, etc. GO AWAY We don't need you or your stupid posts. You are not amusing, just a low classless turd.

Anonymous said...

To the idiot who keeps claiming that anyone who posts against Jones and Murphy is from Edmonton - I've got news for you, no one who posts on here is from edmonton.

and yes Jones and Murphy were and are a bad signing. The sooner the Riders get rid of them the better off they will be.

Anonymous said...

If that 160/165 thing is true he's playing for the bonus the Riders don't have to pay. Good move Jones

Anonymous said...

I can't come up with the correct words to express the lack of intelligence displayed by the poster above.

Jones and Murphy will be the best thing that has ever happened to this organization.

Your fears are groundless, your complaints, moronic.

You are entitled to your opinion. Opinions are like a$$holes, everyone has them, but we should never see the stupid ones in public.

So please, stay in your home and off the Internet.

Oh, wow, I guess I could find the words.

Anonymous said...

Go Eskimos Go !!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone one else realize that Saskatchewan does not have any sports journalists that actually break news before it happens. These local sports people don't have the connections to break the news. We are always hearing from the sports guys in bigger centers. And yet they are right here and are supposedly covering our team. I guess they can not crack a big market and are lucky to work here. May sound like a negative nellie, but they sound bush-league when I hear them ask questions of Chris Jones and other previous coaches. SOme of their questions are ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

Austin forgot more about footbal than Jones will ever know.
Austin signing Chick shows what an idiot Jones is.

Even worse is the loss of Dressler

Anonymous said...

Tiger Cats have the most Grey Cup titles in the history of the CFL, we're so good we want the NFL championship.

Anonymous said...

According to Vanstone, Chick was due to get $140,000 bonus plus $120,000 for a total cap hit of $260,000. I liked him, but not that much.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, it's probably just Rod himself writing those "fire Jones" posts just to get the crowd fired up. Or maybe he does it to remain in good standing with the old boys club. They definitely do not want to see Jones succeed, they want their guy in (JO) as soon as possible. But that won't happen cause we have a president now (Reynolds) who cares more about winning than his death grip on all facets of the team like his predecessor.

Anonymous said...

Thankyou Mr Chick for all you did during your time as a great Rider. You represented the team with class. All the best to you in your future.
Dave

Anonymous said...

Anyone who hates Jones and Murphy right now is either an eskimos fan, a Rider hater, or a member of the old boys club... seriously it's embarrassing for anyone who can't stand to see the Riders thrive. You have to be petty and pathetic to hate us that much. Just admit it, we're better than you... way better than you. And move the F**K ON!!!

Anonymous said...

Chick wanted to get outta of the basement so he signed with a real team ,he doesn't want to be part of the last place riders for years to come

Anonymous said...

The Riders are thriving .... I must have missed that when I checked the standings

geestewie said...

^ as an organization was the point.

As for our media not breaking the news, would you want to leak info to the Leader Post so that Saskatoon could print it for you and deliver 2 hrs later or would you rather deal with the impeccable Gary Lawless who phones team to team every 10 mins for information? Even the remarkable Arash Madani has been quiet as he often reiterates what gets posted first on Twitter.

Sad to see Chick and Dressler go but we don't have the dough to keep them at their inflated rates.

We will be competitive with the current regime. Football will be exciting again, if this off season hasn't been enough already. Have faith people. Be REAL fans.

Anonymous said...

Good for chick, he has a family to look after. Good for DD maybe the Riders can use the cap space for players to block for him regardless of any whistle. DD needs protection from the moment he leaves the tunnel till he returns into the tunnel. Then he'll have the year he talks about. He rarely has anyone covering his back.

Anonymous said...

To all those upset that Chick (and Dressler) didn't accept the Riders restructuring offer to stay with the team. One question...if your employer asked you to take a 35-40% pay cut for the betterment of company, would you be willing and happy to do it knowing you had other options. People don't want to work in a place where the perception is that they are not as valued as they used to be and as soon as you ask people to take a massive cut that is what you are telling them. So its not about the money. Its about being in a place where they feel wanted and valued. And that is not to say that Jones did anything wrong either. He needed salary relief in order to rebuild. This was just one of those rock and a hard place situations on both sides where the best thing for both the team and the player is to just move on.

Anonymous said...

well what about his business he just started?

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr. Chick for everything you gave to the team, the community and the fans. Good luck to you - except when you play against the Riders.

Anonymous said...

Well said. There's no need to blame one side or the other here. the Riders and Chick and Dressler are all better off now. Hamilton should be lucky to have Chick. He's instantly the best player on their team. Maybe the Ticats will be able to win a meaningful game now that he's around.

Anonymous said...

Jones is an idiot? His 4 Grey Cup rings say otherwise. Give your stupid brain a shake you ignorant selfish fool!

Anonymous said...

Priceless = Hamilton Tiger Cats come to saskatchewan and the roughriders brittle Darian Durant gets smokes into never land by Chick?

Anonymous said...

I don't understand a deal where 'next week you are due a cheque for a hundred grand and then nope ... nothing'. Strange arrangement in any business.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the 35-40% pay cut comment......thank you. That's the first time I've heard that mentioned. We don't know the exact amount, but from those behind the scenes it doesn't sound like the "negotiations" from the Jones sides of the fence were reasonable. DD taking a 10% cut is honorable, but probably nowhere near the cut Dressler and Chick were being "offered". Yes its a business, but it doesn't seem like the process was upfront and sincere. I think Dressler's comments say alot and hint at alot more. Too bad Chick and Dressler are being made out to be greedy when most likely they were made one unreasonable offer and then cut when they said no.

Anonymous said...

I wonder why Taman hasn't found a job yet... Oh ya... that's right, he's a bumb!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you ... I did not know that!

Anonymous said...

Chick was released on January 14th, not the 21st.

Anonymous said...

I think Dressler's comments say alot and hint at alot more.

Absoultly !!!!

and I think that some above Jones and Murphy are catching on to the crap that is going on and do not like it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The Toronto Argos have the most championships in the CFL, NOT the Tiger cats! ... Everyone has their own opinion about Murphy and Jones and their handling of Chick and Dressler, but the idiots who think the problem with Saskatchewan is Jones and Murphy will Quickly find out How important they are and how fast this team gets turned around! .. there is such a thing as a salary cap and the Riders are going to follow it and make the right moves within the cap and this team will be successful again! -JUST WATCH!

Anonymous said...

This is the most off-season buzz I ever remember in Riderville

Anonymous said...

Oskee Wee Wee?

Anonymous said...

Will never be a fan of Jones. Didn't like him before and I sure don't like him now.

Anonymous said...

good for chick if he wanted to get ouuta the basement and go to a team that's been there but has never finished