Hamilton Tiger-Cats commerce with Edmonton to shore up offensive line


By Nathan Sager

Printed June 27, 2022 at 5:01 pm

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Seasoned proper deal with Colin Kelly is on his method to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, whose Canadian starter at that key offensive-line place went down within the group’s final CFL sport.

The Tiger-Cats introduced Monday that they’ve swung at cope with the Edmonton Elks for Kelly in change for a seventh-round choose within the 2023 draft. The 32-year-old Kelly began within the first two video games of the season for Edmonton however was on the one-game injured checklist final week. The seventh-year veteran, who’s from Longview, Wash., had posted on Instagram over the weekend that he was certain for Hamilton.

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Hamilton (0-3) hosts Edmonton (additionally 0-3) in at Tim Hortons Area on July 1.

Final Friday, veteran Tiger-Cats proper deal with Chris Van Zeyl was injured throughout a 26-12 defeat towards the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Van Zeyl, 38, left the sphere with assistance from the coaching employees and didn’t return to the sport.

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The Tiger-Cats slid Travis Vornkahl to proper deal with and plugged in Andrew Pickett for the remainder of the evening. The group was already with out left guard Brandon Revenberg, who was named the East Division’s prime offensive lineman final season. Revenberg was on the one-game injured checklist, that means he can return this week.

The six-foot-five, 298-pound Kelly had been with Edmonton since 2017, though he missed all of final season with a torn pectoral muscle. He entered the CFL with the Ottawa Redblacks and helped them attain the Gray Cup in 2015, earlier than requesting his launch in an effort to be a part of the San Francisco 49ers within the Nationwide Soccer League, the place he spent one season. He has additionally had NFL time with Kansas Metropolis in 2013-14.

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