Ticats sign receiver Streeter, release two

The Ticats have signed American receiver Tommy Streeter.

The 26-year-old Streeter was sixth round draft pick of the Baltimore Ravens in 2012 and has also spent time with the Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars (where he played two games in 2014) before spending the last two seasons with the Miami Dolphins.

Streeter played his college football at the University of Miami and in 30 games between 2008 and 2011 he recorded 52 receptions for 967 yards and nine touchdowns.

At 6-foot-5, 215 pounds, Streeter has both size and speed, running a 4.4 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine. Sources say the Ticats have had him on their negotiation list for more than a year.

Expect Streeter to push Terrence Toliver and Tiquan Underwood at the boundary receiver position.

The Ticats have also released defensive back Quinton Pointer and defensive tackle Terry Redden. Pointer started seven games this season at the boundary corner but struggled at times was replaced by Brandon Sermons last week against Saskatchewan. Redden was signed in April and did not appear in a regular season game.

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18 Comments on Ticats sign receiver Streeter, release two

  1. Bit of a shame about Pointer, I personally thought he was one of the better new DB’s. He wasn’t the best obviously, got burned a few times in coverage or missing tackles. Maybe Washington is getting near healthy finally!

  2. At least the positive about Pointer being released is that we don’t have to hear those annoying TSN types call him “Quinton Porter” anymore. We miss you Johnny Esaw.

  3. Jim Harvie // August 25, 2016 at 1:26 pm //

    I’m drooling over the size of Streeter. I like all our receivers, hope he fits in. Tough news for the guys who got released, good luck to them in catching on somewhere.

  4. hopefully we have not settled on Sermons he looked very suspect against the Riders,need to find a permanent answer.

  5. looks like a tall Owens (stupid Argos!!!), the way he gets open

    2016: The Year of the Cats!

  6. Never liked Owens when he was an Argo… And now I know why… He makes all those ridiculously impossible catches and then rubs your nose in it… Sure am glad he’s a Ticat now… After big Ted Laurent I would say Chad Owens was/is our best free agent signing…

    Cheers… Snake

  7. I suspect this spells the end of underwood in tiger town

    • I always liked Underwood (he’s an ex New England Patriot – so what’s there not to like! :)) but I would think that ever since he dropped that sure TD pass in the end zone during that July 7th game at THF vs Winnipeg he has been in the coach’s doghouse. If that is the reason then I would suggest him getting replaced (if that is the case) is somewhat harsh given that, up until then, I don’t recall him making a glaring error or taking a stupid penalty. Plus the whole team sucked that night, including the coaches.

      • I seem to recall after Zach was injured some bad routes and sloppy ball handling.

        IAC, I believe he is behind Toliver plus we don’t know yet whether this is a “better is better” move.

  8. I like the size and speed of Streeter – hope he can catch – we really need a deep threat – all the catches are the big 3 inside receivers.

  9. Great signing!

  10. Lindsay Wilcox // August 25, 2016 at 6:05 pm //

    With Collaros back, I expect we’ll see more deep patterns, to Banks, Owens especially, or that fast Canadian Jones kid.

    Streeter is insurance should Toliver leave for NFL shot next year, and maybe to replace Underwood this year ???

  11. Ticat Mike // August 25, 2016 at 6:56 pm //

    Streeter looks pretty formidable on film — but can he make the big play? Better if better, as Obie used to say but I thought Underwood was doing well and we have a solid receiving corps so I am not sure why he was brought in when we have other more pressing needs – defensive backs, LBs, and O line ( I get that getting a good starting O line in mid season is rare ).
    One queston for you Ticat fans: Ted Laurent? I have barely heard his name mentioned on tv or radio broadcasts — how’s he doing? He was a force last year and wondering how his level of play compares?

    • Underwood’s bad adjustment that resulted in a sure TD becoming an off the fingers drop. It was one of two spots the Cats could have stolen the THF game against Winnipeg.

      Kudos to him to be practicing the play with coaches something like an hour after the game to try to fix it … but had any other of the receivers been that free, with the adjustments they were making to Masoli’s throws – it would have been a TD.

      For 2016 he had three games with eleven receptions. which raises the question of whether have we seen enough to get a read on his play?

  12. Ticat Mike // August 25, 2016 at 6:56 pm //

    better is better……ooops

  13. Tolliver is definitely better than Underwood, so if this new guy does catch on, I would be ok with Tiguan being released. Also, if Tolliver does try the NFL next year, we have insurance. What about Sinkfield? If he doesn’t catch on in the NFL, I would love to have him back. He’s a real game breaker. I hope Austin would find a way to somehow make room for him.

  14. moncton ticats fan // August 26, 2016 at 7:07 pm //

    I see that Underwood has been released. Not a big surprise, but I do wish him well. Like Rockfish, I would like to see Sinkfield back with the Cats, if/when he doesn’t get a gig with another NFL team.

  15. Holymoly27 // August 26, 2016 at 8:20 pm //

    I would rather have Underwood than Collins who has caught one pass in the two years he has been here

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