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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

TICATS MAKE CHICK SIGNING OFFICIAL

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Wednesday that the football club has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with international free agent defensive end John Chick.

“John is an incredible talent that brings significant CFL experience, professionalism and a winning pedigree to our team,” said Tiger-Cats Vice-President of Football Operations, General Manager and Head Coach Kent Austin. “He has the ability to create pressure on the quarterback and has been solid against the run throughout his career. We’re thrilled to be able to bolster our defence with a player of his caliber.”

Chick, 33, posted 42 tackles, 11 quarterback sacks, two tackles for loss, an interception, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in 18 games with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2015. The native of Gillette, Wyoming is a two-time Grey Cup Champion (2007, 2013) and CFL All-Star (2009, 2014), and was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2009. In six CFL seasons, all with the Roughriders (2007-09, 2013-15), Chick has registered 190 tackles, 53 sacks, 20 tackles for loss, one interception, nine forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries in 91 career games.

The 6-4, 250-pound defensive end played 19 career NFL games with the Jacksonville Jaguars over a two-year span (2011-12), compiling 10 tackles, 2.5 sacks, three pass knock downs and a forced fumble. He also spent time with the Indianapolis Colts in 2010.

Prior to turning pro, Chick was a four-year starter at Utah State at both linebacker and defensive end, finishing his Aggie career with 163 tackles, 39 tackles for loss and 23.5 quarterback sacks.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

he will look great in yellow and black on an already scary d line. with zach healthy this year its gonna be a steel town grey cup victory!

Morgan said...

Ticats are definitely my early pick for grey cup champions this season! It would be great to see them finally bring the cup back to steel town... it's been too long!

Anonymous said...

Oskee Wee Wee all the time! There's a party in Steel Town, and your not invited praire "bumskins of riderville. Signing this Chick dude garantees a Grey Cup championship and booking the ticker parade.

Oskee...

Anonymous said...

New #Ticats DE @johnchick97 says there was no negotiations with #Riders: new offer was a "take it or leave it" situation. #CFL

Anonymous said...

Seconds after the Hamilton Tiger-Cats put the finishing touches on a 30-15 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Oct. 9, Ticats defensive line coach Dennis McPhee headed onto the turf at Tim Hortons Field.

He wanted to tell Riders defensive end John Chick how impressed he was with his performance that night, even though the loss dropped Saskatchewan’s record to 2-13.

“I admired his work enough that I walked onto the field after a game where they were 2-10 or 2-13 or whatever it was and sought him out,” McPhee said Wednesday after taking in the North team practice at the Senior Bowl. “I told him: ‘You never took a play off. You never backed up.’ He’s got great courage, great character, and I told him so to his face.

“It’s ironic that a year later he’s a Tiger-Cat and I get to work with him. He brings great leadership, great work ethic. His body of work speaks for itself.”

Anonymous said...

That's the business of professional sports, take it or leave it, or go somewhere else. end of story.

Anonymous said...

Wonder how much lower the 'take it or leave it' was compared to what he signed for in Hamilton?

Anonymous said...

Who cares.. past