Ticats notes: an update on kickers, a QB, Jake Olson and e-tickets

1. The Ticats have added some kickers to their neg list. Quinn Sharp played one game with Argonauts in 2013 (one for three on field goals, nine punts for a 43.9 yard average) and spent some time on the Saskatchewan Roughriders practice roster last season. Former Boston College kicker Nate Freese was 86.4 per cent on his field goal attempts for his college career with a 41.7 yard punting average as a senior. In other words, they are Americans who can handle all three jobs…

Here’s some video on both guys:

2. Former Notre Dame and Florida State quarterback Everett Golson – who is also on the Ticats neg list – had his pro day yesterday and NFL analyst Mike Mayock thinks that Golson would be better served by heading to the CFL than trying to land a job with an NFL team. From the story from Michigan Live…

“Well, I think Everett throws the ball well. He’s an athletic kid that throws the ball really well,” said Mayock, the NFL Network analyst. “I think he’s probably made to order for the CFL. I think he could go up there and run around and throw the football and have some fun and maybe kind of regenerate his resume a little bit. But he’s an athletic kid with a big arm and I hope he gets an opportunity somewhere.”

3. I’m hearing that the Ticats could be nearing a deal with free agent offensive tackle Jake Olson, who started 21 games over two seasons in Hamilton before tearing his patella in a game last Sept. 19 (the same game in which quarterback Zach Collaros was also lost for the season.) Olson was developing into one of the league’s top left tackles at the time of his injury and the Ticats may be willing to take the chance that he’ll be able to contribute at some time next season (patellas generally take a year to heal.)

Olson seems like a good guy: he’s battled asthma his whole life and was involved with the Ontario Lung Association’s Stair-to-Care event last season.


UPDATE: This sure looks like confirmation….

4. The Ticats are moving to an electronic ticketing system for season seat holders for 2016. According to an email sent out this morning the new system will include the following benefits.

  • The convenience of online ticket management to print, forward, or sell your tickets
  • Less risk of lost, stolen, forgotten, or counterfeit tickets
  • Quick and easy mobile entry into Tim Hortons Field using a smart phone
  • The ease of transferring your tickets to friends or family.

“Collector’s edition” paper tickets are available at a cost of $25 per seat.

Drew Edwards is the founder of 3DownNation but has since wandered off. Beard in the photo not exactly as shown.