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Ticats have kicker on negotiation list

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While the Hamilton Tiger-Cats may be without a kicker on the roster at the moment, they do have one player on their 45-man negotiation list who could fill the role.

Jordan Gay, who spent three seasons at Centre College and won the Southern Athletic Association conference special teams player of the year award each year. He owns the school record with a 53-yard field goal and averaged 44.8-yards per punt as a senior.

Undrafted in 2013, Gay spent time on the Carolina Panthers and New York Giants practice roster and landed with Buffalo after the Bills claimed him off waivers in August 2014. He was used as a kick-off specialist playing in 33 games for Buffalo through three seasons. He was released in December and been a free agent since. The Ticats put him on the neg list in February.

There are also a couple of experienced CFL kickers available, including former Montreal Alouette Anthony Fera and ex-Ottawa Redblack Chris Milo.

For the second year in a row, the Ticats don’t have a kicker or punter signed to the roster in April.

Last year Hamilton allowed Justin Medlock to leave for Winnipeg and a big payday. Then the Tabbies patiently sorted through potential options at the position and chose Bret Maher who produced the best season of his three in the CFL and parlayed that into a contract with the Cleveland Browns.

The Ticats are expected to being several kickers to mini-camp at the end of April with the competition extending into main training camp in June. The team followed a similar process last season before Maher earned the job.

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