First overall CFL pick cut by NFL's Carolina Panthers

Peace River native Linden Gaydosh was selected first overall in the 2014 CFL Draft by the Hamilton...

Peace River native Linden Gaydosh was selected first overall in the 2014 CFL Draft by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. (LOGAN CLOW/PEACE RIVER RECORD-GAZETTE/QMI AGENCY)

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:47 PM ET

Linden Gaydosh’s misfortune could end being good fortune for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

After the former U of C Dinos standout defensive tackle was waived by the NFL’s Carolina Panthers on Sunday morning, the first-overall pick in the 2013 CFL Draft is weighing his options.

“We’re going to wait until after the final round of cuts this weekend and then try and see if we can find a practice-roster spot on another team around here somewhere,” Gaydosh said. “If not, after a week of waiting, I’ll be going up to Hamilton.”

NFL teams will cut down to their final 53-man rosters on Saturday.

Since signing with the Panthers shortly after the 2013 NFL Draft, it’s been setback after setback for the 6-foot-3, 310-pounder.

He suffered a herniated disc during training camp last summer and subsequently underwent back surgery, which sidelined him for the season and the Panthers stashed him on injured reserve.


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