Practice update: new Ticats kicker has perfect day

The new Ticats kicker might be alright.

Kenny Allen, who was signed on Monday to replace the injured Sergio Castillo, went seven-for-seven on field goals during the special teams session at practice on Tuesday. Working with snapper Aaron Crawford and holder Luke Tasker, Allen hit a 32 yards extra point from the centre of the field, then hit from 36, 40, 43, 46 and 48 yards while more-or-less alternating between the right and left hash.

He finished the session with a 50 yarder from the centre of the field that would have been good from at least 55 yards out.

There was a slight breeze at Tim Hortons Field on Tuesday but it wasn’t much help.

Allen’s performance is an encouraging sign, given his acknowledgement on Monday that he’d been focussed on his punting the last few months while in training camp with the Baltimore Ravens this spring.

It certainly looks as if the Ticats have elected to go with Allen, regardless. The team did not sign Canadian Brett Lauther after his workout yesterday, yet another disappointment for a kid who just can’t seem to catch a break.

As for other practice news, it appears the Ticats are getting hit by the flu bug. A day after Abdul Kanneh missed practice due to illness, receiver Brandon Banks is out with similar symptoms. Kanneh was back on the field today, as was offensive lineman Mike Filer (who is dealing with a lower body issue) though both seemed at least somewhat limited.

Drew Edwards

Drew Edwards

Drew Edwards is into his eighth season covering the CFL and the Ticats for the Hamilton Spectator. He is the founder and editor of 3DownNation.
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7 Comments on Practice update: new Ticats kicker has perfect day

  1. Jim Harvie // October 10, 2017 at 12:58 pm //

    Maybe the Cats can puke all over Calgary and ruin their year with viral infections

  2. The Iceman // October 10, 2017 at 3:31 pm //

    I will take the Cats and the points. Cats + 59

  3. The cats defense will knock Micthel out of game with huge hit and go onto win game this week sask will beat ott

  4. This ticat team is very different from the one that lost to Calgary earlier this year, now it remains up to them to produce a different result ! Good luck guys!

  5. The Cats can beat Calgary this week .It will be close but probably decided (in Calgary’s favour) by the Refs and/or the CC per usual.

  6. rick2, if that occurs, I hope the ghost of Ivor Wynne rises up from the ground and beats the zebras with the equivalent of Ang Mosca’s cane.
    Or perhaps it should be up to the “new” skinny Pigskin.
    Regardless, there should be a revolt.

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