DeAngelis feels Ticats on the right path

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:34 PM ET

HAMILTON — Sandro DeAngelis doesn’t mind ponying up for a few extra tickets this football season.

After five years with the Calgary Stampeders — including three all-star nods and one Grey Cup ring — the 29-year-old kicker signed with the Tiger-Cats in February, nearly making it all the way to his home town of Niagara Falls.

“If your last name is DeAngelis, I have to take care of you, but everybody else, I’m sorry, they can’t get freebies,” DeAngelis said with a smile at practice on Tuesday.

“It’s exciting to be home, but I made this move because you want to get as many of those gaudy (Grey Cup) rings as you can, and I felt this organization was heading in the right direction.”

When DeAngelis slips into his No. 4 jersey with the Ticats for the first time, he will begin to forget about the West Division rivalries he had with Calgary.

Instead of disliking the Edmonton Eskimos, DeAngelis now will formulate hate for the Argonauts and Montreal Alouettes.

“The battle of the QEW is going to be a lot of fun,” DeAngelis said.

“I went to a lot of those Labour Day games growing up. And Montreal has been the team of the decade in this league, and in order to win the East, you have to beat the big dog.”

The Ticats, meanwhile, signed import receivers Ed Berry (the son of former Argo Ed Berry) and Amarri Jackson and released four imports: defensive back Tony Davis, linebacker James Hargrave and receivers Willie Thornton and Rodgeriqus Smith.


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