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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

CHICK SIGNS EXTENSION WITH TICATS


The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Monday that the football club has signed international defensive end John Chick to a contract extension through the 2018 CFL season.

“John’s performance last season proved that he is still an elite and impactful player in this league,” said Tiger-Cats Vice-President of Football Operations and Head Coach Kent Austin. “His professionalism, intensity level and the way he prepares himself on a daily basis both mentally and physically is infectious to our locker room. We’re very excited to have a player of his calibre locked up through 2018.”

Chick, 34, started all 18 regular season games and the Eastern Semi-Final for the Tiger-Cats in 2016, and was named a CFL All-Star and Hamilton’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player in his first year with the team. The 6-4, 253-pound product of Utah State finished the season tied for second in CFL sacks (14) and tied for third in forced fumbles (4), while adding 40 defensive tackles, four tackles for a loss, two fumble recoveries and five pass knock downs.

In seven CFL seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2007-09, 2013-15) and Tiger-Cats (2016), Chick has registered 210 defensive tackles, 67 quarterback sacks, 24 tackles for loss, one interception, 14 forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries in 109 career games.

The native of Gillette, Wyoming, is a three-time CFL All-Star, previously earning the honours with the Roughriders in 2009 and 2014. He is also a two-time Grey Cup Champion (2007, 2013) and was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2009.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought he was washed up? Weird

Anonymous said...

A very special player and future Hall of Famer! Go John Go!!

Anonymous said...

I don't think anyone thought he was washed up. Just too expensive.

Dick Rubnutz said...

That wasn't the issue but of course, you're not bright enough to understand that

Anonymous said...

CFL Hall of Famer in the making

Craig Gustafson said...

Top notch person and player.

Anonymous said...

Good signing by Ti-Cats. Did our entire DL get 14 sacks last year? Thought so. Lemon got another 14 so those 2 who didn't fit Jones' system were 1 short of our ENTIRE team total. Don't you fit the "system" to match the talents on hand? Dressler - 1000 yds in 14 games. I fully expect Durant to rub it in Jones face as well this year. I know there have to be changes but you don't throw the baby out with the bath water. So we weren't happy with the 4 wins Durant started in & we get a 38 year old QB who's won 3 games as a starter the past 2 years - no offence to Glenn, but facts are facts. Happy for Chick.

Unknown said...

Should I be able to find some sign of Cameron Judge at the Houston Texans rookie camp? As far as I can tell there isn't any. Is this a good sign for the Roughriders?

Anonymous said...

Lots of posts last year saying Chick was washed up before the season...after he left Sask cause of greedy Jones. Lots of hypocrites in Sask I guess.

Anonymous said...

I love this question; "Don't you fit the "system" to match the talents on hand?"

Anonymous said...

Ya there were lots of experts saying him and Dressler were on the downward (slide) side of 30. I even heard that on The Sportscage.

Anonymous said...

Releasing John Chick was the first of a long list of 'head scratchers' by Chris Jones.

Don said...

Hey Rod No comment from you on the Edem trade????

Anonymous said...

If you shot Chris Jones up on Truth Serum, he'd admit releasing chick was a mistake. At the very least not at least trying to renegotiate his contract. I know many people are worried about the Rider secondary, and justifiably so. But I'm more worried about our defensive line. Willie Jefferson honestly had 2 good games and then completely disappeared. Can he re-find that initial forum? Can Jonathan Newsome and AC Leonard develop into legitimate pass rushers going into their second year? I sure hope so. As for our interior DL, we have "quality Canadians" and no high-impact Imports. That's a glaring weakness in my opinion. But I'm hoping all the returnees gel together in 2017.

Anonymous said...

Yes John Chick was worth hanging on to for $260,000. Whats he making in Hamilton? Right, $185.

Don't recall the Riders ever saying Chick wasn't good.

Anonymous said...

Bang on!! You hit the nail on the head with our DL. The interior "push" is what makes the whole DL go. Minter may or may not be good. This is his 3rd team - backup on previous 2 clubs. Steele was demoted to backup last year. However he played well for Jones & is versatile, playing LG on offence in the 2015 Labor Day series. New some had 2 sacks, not good enough @ DE & Leonard got all his sacks over a couple of games. Even if you believe the hype about Jefferson, it's easy to shut him down if the rest don't pick it up. When Steele was signed, Jefferson made a point of mentioning they should now get some inside pressure. Lastly, Gaydosh - injured a lot, 2 tackles in 10 career games. Lot of guys who have lots to prove. Fingers crossed.

Anonymous said...

"Lots of posts last year saying Chick was washed up before the season...after he left Sask cause of greedy Jones. Lots of hypocrites in Sask I guess."...

Don't believe everything you read on an anonymous fan comment section...

Anonymous said...

Chick and Dressler were do for large bonuses, and they were being overpaid. That's why no one initiated a trade for them. They didn't have the cap space/didn't want to pay their current wage. There was no time to negotiate properly as their bonuses were quickly upcoming and would have been a cap hit. They were waiting out the Riders and Jones did what he had to. Opened up cap space, it was a matter of the numbers. Durant complied, took a pay cut to stick around.

People in Rider nation get attached to players and lose their minds when they leave. Durant, Chick, and Dressler may have a few more years left to play and command a large salary. I'm ok with change, but there are quite a few fans out there that are not.

All that being said I want to see these guys do well, play with all their hearts and make the HOF. However I am looking forward to the new guys coming in, and will cheer them on wholeheartedly! GO RIDERS GO!

Is it June yet?

M7A0S8T8E5R

Anonymous said...

The way I see it, Chick was (and maybe still is) worth near double most any other D linemen because the O-lines have been double teaming him for years. Foley's and George's high sack totals in 2014 were because of Chick. Maybe a bit of exaggeration, but he was the highest paid defensive player in the league for a reason.
LF

Anonymous said...

Just keep making excuses for Jones. He had plenty of time to renegotiate, considering he was here a week after Grey Cup. His version of negotiating was offering them a ridiculously low amount so that they would refuse and he could look like he tried. He did the same stunt with Durant. For sure, Rider fans get attached to those kind of players. They are excellent at their position, good character (no criminal records) and were very loyal. All three would have started and ended their career with the Riders if given the chance. Very rare these days. I am not afraid of change but none of those three were replaced last year, or in Durant's case, this year. Getting rid of quality players who just happen to be good men, just for the sake of change is counterproductive. Makes no sense unless you have a better or equal player waiting in the wings.
If Leonard or Newsome, or someone on the interior line can not provide a push this year, then Jefferson will also look quite average .

Anonymous said...

Holy cow, I just woke up from my winter sleep just in time to hear of this great great news. We're on our way now, nobody stopping the TiCats this year 2017 as we win that Grey Cup. Those hickville riderville still a pining and a crying (Redneck speak) for John Chick, but guess what? He now belongs to us.
Hear the RoarrrRRRR! 2017.

Oskee Wee Wee,
Oskee Waa Waa,
Holy MAKINAW!
CFL Grey Cup Champions this year.
Whooo weeee...!!!!

Oskee

Anonymous said...

Head Coach Kent Austin said, “His professionalism, intensity level and the way he prepares himself on a daily basis both mentally and physically is infectious to our locker room."

Jones don't want any of that crap in his locker room. He wants to be 'the man'.