Ticats offensive lineman Jake Olson retires

With training camp set to open, Hamilton Tiger-Cats offensive lineman Jake Olson has decided to retire.

The 28-year-old suffered a torn patella in September of 2015 and the team kept him on the roster for all of last year as he rehabbed from the injury, hoping he could make a late-season return that never materialized.

But sources say the knee has yet to fully heal and Olson recently became a father for the first time. Those two factors led to his decision to call it quits.

Olson started 21 games over two seasons with the Ticats and was thought to be candidate for a starting job coming into training camp.

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