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Monday, May 6, 2019


HAMILTON - Defensive linemen Justin Capicciotti and Nikita Whitlock and running back Alex Green were among 14 players released Monday by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Receivers Cameron Echols-Luper and Keyarris Garrett, defensive backs John Green, Robert Porter and Jarrod Harper, defensive linemen Jamal Marcus and Tobenna Okeke, running backs Rajion Neal and Darius Victor and linebacker Terrence Plummer, all Americans, were also released. So too was Canadian linebacker Dillon Grondin.

The Ticats also announced American defensive lineman Bobby Richardson has retired.

The six-foot-three, 235-pound Capicciotti, spent parts of the last three seasons with Hamilton. The 29-year-old Toronto native was originally a 2012 second-round pick of the Edmonton Eskimos - No. 14 overall - and also played for the Ottawa Redblacks and Saskatchewan Roughriders before being dealt to the Ticats on Oct. 10, 2016.

The five-foot-10, 250-pound Whitlock played two seasons in Hamilton, seeing action on offence as a fullback as well as on defence and special teams. The Ticats signed the versatile American to a two-year contract extension in February.

Green, also an American, ran for 604 yards on 114 carries (5.3-yard average) last season with seven TDs. Over two seasons with Hamilton, the six-foot, 228-pound Green had 1,051 yards rushing on 193 carries (5.4-yard average) with 12 TDs while adding 25 catches for 252 yards and a touchdown.
(Canadian Press)


Anonymous said...

I eould not be surprised to see Cappiciotti back in Edmonton.

Larry said...

Tiger Cats freeing up SMS for Solly?

Anonymous said...

wow, talk about decimating a team!

3RD and 1 said...

Dosent take 14 players to make room for Elimimian. Justin Capiccotti was probably getting paid what Solomon would get paid now. Tough time of the year to be released. Ed Harvey is a true POS. $160K is probably a maximum Solomon will see at this point in the season.
But I do hope Elimimian signs closer to Vancouver.

Anonymous said...

Expect Elimimian to sign in Regina. Stocking up on old players for better or worse. Is it 2020 already? Didn't this happen the last time the Cup was in Regina? The more older guys on board this year, the more of a rebuild coming next year.