Breaux, Toliver in the line up for Ticats versus Esks

The Breaux Show will begin its return engagement in Edmonton on Friday.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats depth chart shows Delvin Breaux, who signed this week after spending three years in the NFL, as the starting boundary corner against the Eskimos. Breaux spent two seasons in Hamilton, earning an all-star nod in 2014, before departing for the New Orleans Saints as a free agent.

Also returning to the line up is receiver Terrence Toliver, who will play his first game since tearing his ACL in week one of the 2017 season. The year before, Toliver finished second on the team (and 12th in the CFL) with 1,036 receiving yards to go along with 65 catches. His nine touchdowns were tops on the team and ninth in the league.

The Ticats also added Canadian defensive lineman Justin Vaughn, who suffered a concussion in the pre-season, to the roster along with offensive lineman Brett Golding and long snapper Tanner Doll. To make room, the Ticats released Bryce Wilkerson and long snapper Kevin Malcolm while moving Canadian defensive end Connor McGough to the one-game injured list. Defensive backs John Green and Randall Evans were added to the practice roster.

With Breaux inserted into the line up, the Ticats have moved Jumal Rolle, who started at boundary corner last week, to the field corner. Frankie Williams, who started at the field against Calgary, moves to a reserve roll while remaining as the team’s primary returner.

By adding Toliver, the Ticats have also reduced their number of starting Canadians from eight to seven as receiver Felix Faubert-Lussier moves to a back up role. That will give Hamilton less flexibility while making substitutions – a concession they’re willing to make to get Toliver back in the line up.

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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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28 Comments on Breaux, Toliver in the line up for Ticats versus Esks

  1. Jeff May // June 21, 2018 at 11:26 am //

    2018: The Year of Our Cats!!!

  2. What happened to Aaron Crawford?

    • Tigers Coach // June 21, 2018 at 11:56 am //

      Still rehabbing a knee injury (ACL?) from late last season. He’s a long way away from playing. He just started running straight recently.

  3. Why is White not our stating RB. We need a run game and Whitlock is not it.

    • Have to agree. Haven’t seen Whitlock do much of anything as of yet.

      • Guess White is not yet in game shape – I’m sure he would have liked to take it to his old team like every player seems to like to do.

  4. Crawford is still recovering from his ACL surgery

  5. Rollover and Breaux better make a big difference as it appears the running game will be absent again.

  6. The Cats are going to get destroyed. No legitimate run game, Can not get pressure with their front four and had trouble stopping the run last week sure Gable wants to prove June Jones wrong.Starting rookie Ciraco against the Best D-Tackle in the League in Almondo Sewell good luck.

    • Cat Fan // June 27, 2018 at 2:27 pm //

      Too bad the results are from the game played instead of what we fans think. *grin*

  7. Saynotoapathy // June 21, 2018 at 12:32 pm //

    I am a bit concerned about Toliver. I hope his rehabbed knee holds up. Good luck to him.

    • Would the medical staff have given the ok if they didn’t think it was good to go? Perhaps they’ll ease him in, and we’ll see lots of Felix F-L.

  8. Ray Jay Johnson II // June 21, 2018 at 12:52 pm //

    Glad they back in the line but it won’t make a Difference

    Edmonton by 14 +

  9. The Cats have always been short one guy on defence and offence.Toliver and Breauw will make a big difference in the outcome. Edmonton is missing several starters from their defence – ouch.

  10. Looks like Mike Daly has earned the starting safety spot.
    Always liked the way he played.
    Cats always play well in Edmonton. If the refs don’t help the Esks out, Hamilton can steal one.

  11. Edward Leslie // June 21, 2018 at 1:35 pm //

    Solid additions adding Delvin Breaux and Terence Toliver.
    However,?I predict that Johnny Manziel will see his first regular season action by the second half, as. Edmonton will win this game.

  12. Edward Leslie // June 21, 2018 at 1:42 pm //

    Hopefully June Jones ends the Nikita Whitlock experiment, just like he ended the Vernon Adams as received experiment and released him.

    Canadian Mercer Timmis put up staggering numbers with the University of Calgary Dinos and has looked good just about every time that he’s been given the ball. I hope he gets the majority of the reps.
    A backfield with Alex Green, John White and Mercer Timmis would be impressive.

  13. What happened to McCough? I totally agree moving Whitlock back to the D- line. He’s a beast there… he’s not a natural RB. We need to get a running game going tomorrow night.

    • McGough on one game injured list…hope he is back next game as he rocks on ST too!

  14. I’d make just one change to that line up. Add White as
    starting RB.

  15. Ron Tuthill // June 21, 2018 at 2:49 pm //

    Bigplay did you watch last weeks game. All they did was bring pressure and disrupt the QBs timing. They lost the game but the game was more even then the final score showed and a lot had to do with the defence.

  16. Whitlock starting over Timmis? Whitlock ran hard last game the few times he was given the ball, but I think Timmis is the far better option. And you have Sean T-E backing up at slot and he can easily move over if needed. Hopefully they split the reps. And we actually give some to the RBs this game.

    • MJ Bandit // June 22, 2018 at 10:07 pm //

      Whtitlock is a June Jones pet project type; he’s playing at RB because of his passport; Timmis or Erlington can do way more at RB.

      Be interesting to see how over-rated Gable does against his former team; Esks need better than him at tailback IMO.

  17. bigplay // June 21, 2018 at 3:50 pm //

    Ron Tuthill Yes I actually Watched it and Taped and watched it two more times, Evidently you did not that Cats had 1 Sack by Howsare who is not a starter and 3 pressures Mitchell was over throwing the Ball all night and missing open receivers they were open because they had time to work open. I highly recommend Lenscrafters. I heard they have a great selection!

  18. Anthony Kaduck // June 21, 2018 at 4:53 pm //

    I’m really happy to see Terrence Toliver back on the field. He’s a very talented guy who has had some miserable luck on the injury front.

  19. It’ll be great to see both Toliver and Breaux back in the lineup!

  20. timbits // June 22, 2018 at 9:00 am //

    if they can stay healthy and contribute it will be a great shot in the arm..

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