I’m hearing from a couple of different sources that running back Nic Grigsby will return to the Ticats this week and he could be at practice as early as Wednesday.
The team is in need of another international running back after C.J. Gable was injured in Monday’s win over the Argos. There was no update available on Gable’s condition today – or that of receiver Andy Fantuz, who also left the game – but initial indications were that he could miss extended playing time.
Grigsby was the team’s starting running back in the Grey Cup last season after being picked up following his release from Winnipeg. He re-signed with Hamilton in the off-season but struggled with injuries in training camp and was released on July 14. With Gable injured, however, rookie Ray Holley is now the Ticats’ only international running back. Grigsby knows the offensive system and was praised by head coach Kent Austin for his professionalism when he was released.