Tiger-Cats usually quick to fill holes

The Tiger-Cats already made a splash this off-season by signing former Argonauts QB Zach Collaros....

The Tiger-Cats already made a splash this off-season by signing former Argonauts QB Zach Collaros. (Dave Thomas/QMI Agency/Files)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:47 PM ET

TORONTO - In Tiger Town, the hometown Ticats made a splash prior to Tuesday’s free agency by signing Zach Collaros immediately following his release from the Argos.

Taking the initiative early and decisively has been the norm in The Hammer in recent years, even when players don’t live up to their advanced billing and hype.

Two years ago, Andy Fantuz was the big fish in the CFL’s pool, a playmaker at slotback whom the Ticats targeted, eventually signing the Chatham native.

Last off-season, Hamilton wanted to address deficiencies in the secondary and needed to tackle some deficiencies with their non-import roster.

Enter Brian Bulcke, who came from Calgary and who would immediately make an impact in Steeltown, earning team honours in two categories — top Canadian and top defensive player.

With Orlondo Steinauer overseeing Hamilton’s defence, his ties with Evan McCollough convinced McCollough to jump the Argos ship and join the Ticats.


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