(With files from Ticats.ca)
HAMILTON -- With Andy Fantuz sidelined for this week’s matchup in Winnipeg, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats will be forced to do some roster juggling on the offensive side of the ball.
As Fantuz sits against the Blue Bombers, another Canadian receiver that helped top one of the Tiger-Cats busiest off-seasons in relation to transactions will get his chance to step into the former Roughrider’s place on the field.
Samuel Giguere was originally drafted by the Ticats in the first round of the 2008 CFL Canadian Draft and joined the club in the off-season after spending time with the Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants.
His raw ability is what attracted the ‘Cats to Giguere, enough to pursue him once again, but it is his versatility that has head coach George Cortez relieved with his star non-import pass-catcher on the sidelines.
“When we started in training camp, we talked about the fact that they’d have to be able to play any spot, because we call plays based on concepts rather than numbers,” said Cortez. “If you know what’s going on within the concept, you should ultimately be able to play the spots.
“Now, that’s obviously easier said than done when you’re first starting out, but once you get to it, it gives you an amazing amount of flexibility.”
|2||Blue Bombers||DE||Mulumba, Andy|
|3||Alouettes via EDM||LB||Edem, Mike|