Golden opportunity for new Tiger-Cats

The Tiger-Cats' big off-season signings free safety Craig Butler and QB Zach Collaros (pictured)...

The Tiger-Cats' big off-season signings free safety Craig Butler and QB Zach Collaros (pictured) work out Monday during mini-camp in The Hammer. (DAVE ABEL/QMI Agency)

Mike Koreen, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:20 PM ET

Zach Collaros and Craig Butler are getting a crash course in Hamilton Tiger-Cats football this week — and both plan to make the most out of the educational opportunity.

Two of the big free-agent signings by the Ticats this season, Collaros and Butler are taking their first on-field reps in new roles in a new city at a three-day mini-camp.

For Collaros, it represents his first shot to be an opening-day starting quarterback in the CFL after two years as the backup to Ricky Ray with the Argonauts. For Butler, it’s a return to the safety position after spending the past two years as a linebacker with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

These three days are all about getting comfortable in their new surroundings and figuring out how things operate in Tiger-Town.


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