Ticats' long wait for Giguere starting to pay off

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats will be going for back-to-back wins when they host the Winnipeg Blue...

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats will be going for back-to-back wins when they host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers this week. (QMI Agency)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:02 PM ET

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats waited a long time for Sam Giguere.

Drafted eighth overall in 2008, Giguere spent four years in the NFL, most of that time on the practice roster of the Indianapolis Colts before signing with the Tabbies after just about four years to the day they drafted him.

Year 1 in the CFL last season was all about adjustment as Giguere, who had not played a lot of football in his four years in the NFL, got the rust off and learned what it takes to be a productive receiver.

Year 2 has been a steady progression of productivity to the point where four of his past four games have all seen him haul in 60-plus yards in passing including a Week 3 breakout game in which he hauled in 94 yards worth of passes and a touchdown while earning CFL Canadian Player of the Week honours.

Giguere broke the 60-yard barrier just once in 18 games in his first year in the league.


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