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Monday, October 10, 2016


HAMILTON - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats added two veterans for their playoff run, acquiring national defensive end Justin Capicciotti and international offensive lineman Xavier Fulton in a trade with Saskatchewan on Monday.

The Roughriders received defensive lineman Linden Gaydosh, the first-overall pick in the 2013 CFL draft, international wide receiver Tommy Streeter and fourth and seventh round selections in 2017.

Capicciotti registered 24 defensive tackles, three tackles for loss and two quarterback sacks in 14 games with Saskatchewan in 2016. In 71 career CFL games with the Edmonton Eskimos (2012-13), Ottawa Redblacks (2014-15) and Roughriders, the 6-3, 235-pound Toronto native has recorded 132 defensive tackles, 12 special teams tackles and 27 quarterback sacks.

He was a 2015 CFL East Division all-star with the Redblacks.

Fulton started in 75 games over five seasons (2012-15) with Saskatchewan, helping them win a Grey Cup title in 2013.

The six-foot-four, 300-pound offensive tackle also spent time with the NFL's Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts in 2010 and the United Football League's Virginia Destroyers in 2011.

Gaydosh, a 6-4, 298-pound lineman from Peace River, Alta., signed with the NFL's Carolina Panthers in May, 2013 before joining Hamilton midway through the 2014 season.

His promising career has so far been derailed by injuries, including an Achilles injury that caused him to miss the 2015 season.

He made just one appearance for the Ticats this season.

Streeter joined the Tiger-Cats practice roster in August and has yet to play a CFL game.

The Ticats also signed international free agent wide receiver Kevin Elliott on Monday.

Elliott registered 23 receptions for 294 yards and two touchdowns in eight games with the Toronto Argonauts in 2016 before being released on Oct. 3.

(Canadian Press)


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

We know about the players we sent over, but tell is about the two we gained. Gaydosh sounds like a good exchange for Capicciotti (easier to spell to). What does Tommy Streeter bring to the table? Cool name, but is he great?

Anonymous said...

Big X is gone? Geez, I liked the guy. It was a thrill to watch him and John Chick go at it a couple of games ago.

Good Luck, Big X. We enjoyed having you!


Anonymous said...

Looks a lot like a "cap" move. Sorry to see Fulton go and wish him all the best...still remember him coming out of the tunnel during the 2013 Grey Cup!! Capiciotti just never seemed comfortable in Jones's system and with the addition of Jefferson something had to give. 4th and 7th round picks are a shot in the dark, too bad it wasn't a 1st or 2nd round pick instead. I don't know much about Gaydosh other than he tore his achilles a few years ago and seems to not have been living up to his 1st pick overall status. Looks like he's only played in one game in 2016 so it looks like we gave Cap and Fulton away. Early, it looks like Ticats got the best of this trade.

Anonymous said...

Makes sense, good trade. Mr. Jones astute observations long term headed in the right direction. Capicciotti the Riders off season acquisition turned out to be good return, too bad he didn't pan out with Sk. but he will flourish with the Tiger Cats closer to his home town. Fulton getting getting up in age but a able veteran ready to contribute immediately to Hamilton's cause in it's pursuit of a Grey Cup Championship 2016.

Larry said...

Fulton lives here and married a local girl.

Just a rental player for the rest of the year and potentially some playoff money for X.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a salary cap move to me too. Lots of DE's still here but who's going in for X? Gaydosh may fit in rotation with Mrabure and Henry. Hope he's not a Shomari Williams 2.0, and Streeter might be needed for injuries to Fuller and Holley?? In any case, I see these moves as positive in trying to improve the team going forward. Can't have improvement without change! Go Riders!

Anonymous said...

Lots of guys marry local girls like Dressler did. This is football, they move on.

Anonymous said...

What exactly does marrying a local girl mean? Does that mean local girls are supposed to stay here? What a stupid comment. Do you think Kylie Rossler cares if Macho is playing in Winnipeg because she's a local girl? You go where the paycheque is.

Anonymous said...

Man, I hope the new stadium does not have a revolving door like Ole Mosaic. I can't remember a year like this one for punting players!

I believe the GM should 'sit down' the Coach ;) and tell him to start coaching vs cleansing.

I do realize when you bring 3 top end players in last week that something has to give.

Sorry to see the X leave, play safe Xavier!

Go Riders! Looking forward to another W


Anonymous said...

Does Jones have any idea what he is doing - I really do not think so !!

Anonymous said...

Very sad to see Xavier Fulton leave...I'm sure Durant won't like that too much. He was our best O lineman this year. Wish him well in the future.
It was only a matter of time till Capiccotti was let go...didn't live up to expectations.

Anonymous said...

Capicciotti was frustrating, it seemed like he had no 'try'.

Fulton was adequate, but if you're going to employ an import on your O-line he'd better be real good.

If either of those draft picks produces a serviceable Canadian, we win the trade.

Keith Pottruff said...

Capicotti wasn't living up to his salary so that's a no brainer to me, especially with the addition of Jefferson. Gaydosh could be a big presence in the middle which the Riders need.

As far as Fulton it's too bad. He's been a good player here for years. hopefully Streeter can be an impact guy on what is now a very deep receiving core. I think going into next year this is a pretty good squad. Jones' biggest priorities will be locking up DD and bringing in some upgrades on the O line I think

Anonymous said...

Call it a career Sidney Crosby. You have won everything there is to win in hockey. Don't do more damage to your brain that will harm your life later on.

Anonymous said...

Sad to see Xavier Fulton go, he's been great for the Riders, best of luck to him. Justin Cappicotti seemed really pumped to be here in off season but we never got the best out of him, good luck to him as well.It's official Riders are out of playoffs but a lot of good things can still happen this year . We're enjoying watching this team develop.

Soup said...

Cap should do well playing with Chick, oops! Cap should play well on same dline as Chick. Liked Xman wish him well. Two draft picks are key to this trade.

Anonymous said...

And you are what? An ex GM, coach or just another know it all?

Anonymous said...

Why post that on this thread? ??

Anonymous said...

Capicotti was a dissapointment didnt live up to expectations. tough to see Fulton go but probably both age, salary and being and import didnt work in his favour. They have some younger o linemen on the Roster and probably Best aned Labatte are coming back so they had to do something here.

Anonymous said...

Next year you boys will see how they do…could be good but could be a crash and burn…but as for this season it is the big good-bye until next…your welcome from Edmonton. Can't wait to see Vidal Hazelton in the Green and Gold…will be announced soon. Derel Walker, Adrius Bowman, and now Vidal Hazelton

Anonymous said...

I don't really know if Marc Trestman wants to come back to the CfL

Anonymous said...

Trading for a player that spends most of his time on the injured list is a bit of a head scratcher. You would think we already have enough injured players but I guess Jones is always open to having a few more.

Lewis Grant said...

This move is mystifying.

If you want out of Capicciotti's cap hit, just cut him.

Why give away our best O-lineman this year? Gaydosh has been a total bust so far (it's hard to come back from such a serious injury), and 4th and 7th round picks are worth very little.

This reminds me of trading Jerome Messam for Tyler Crapigna. Crapigna has been OK, but Messam leads the league in rushing while being a ratio-breaker.

Can someone please convince me of why this is a good deal? Or even tell me who will be replacing Fulton? O-linemen don't grow on trees.

Rally Driver said...

Lewis Grant, Cutting Capicciotti would mean you would have to pay him for the rest of the year as he is a vet and it's after Labour Day. It would also be a slap in the face, as would putting him on the 6 game, to a free agent making the acquisition of other free agents a little more difficult in the future. Gaydosh was a first rounder so he must have some promise. Jerome Messam had a handful of games left on his contract and could sign with any team when it expired. We ended up with a quality kicker that with the number of Imports holding kicking positions in the league now, the kicker is almost a ratio breaker. Fulton has 4 games left on his contract and the team feels Jariel King can play that spot. If the Riders want Fulton back, they just have to ante up in the new year.

Anonymous said...


Fulton has 4 games left then he'll probably retire or come back to Sask. We have three other import tackles.

Cap was falling down the dept chart and would have probably got cut at the end of the season.

Getting Gaydosh and two picks for those two should be looked at as a steal.

Anonymous said...

Sad to see Fulton go, but maybe he will have a crack at a ring this year!!!! GO X!

He is a free agent, and maybe they will resign him - maybe they won't....

Definitely happy about drafting some Canadian talent, can anyone tell me how many picks we will have in 2017?


Anonymous said...

Sure is nice to see the Eskimo fan base whining beyond belief as they are about to be destroyed by the CFL with fine later this week