After holdout, Tiger-Cats' Plesius playing catchup

Tiger-Cats' Frederic Plesius, who says he is pretty close to knowing the playbook, could see action...

Tiger-Cats' Frederic Plesius, who says he is pretty close to knowing the playbook, could see action on special teams on Sunday against the Edmonton Eskimos. (Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun)

IAN SHANTZ, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:07 PM ET

This is new ground for Frederic Plesius.

No longer is Plesius the star university linebacker who can do no wrong on the field. The individual spotlight is gone.

Instead, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats rookie is trying to work his way out of the dark as a professional with exactly zero pro football reps on his resume.

It’s all part of the evolution, and Plesius, who recently signed with the Tabbies — the team that drafted him 10th overall in 2012 — is doing what he can to adjust to his new surroundings on the fly.

“There’s a step for everything in life and for now I’m learning to know the playbook and playing with the guys,” the Laval product said from the team’s downtown business office following Thursday’s practice at McMaster University.

“It’s getting better. Every practice I learn a lot from the coaches, from the players also. I’m pretty close to knowing the playbook entirely and knowing what everybody else is doing.

“I’m anxious to play.”


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