Ticats sign former Argo Logan Kilgore to shore up QB depth

After suffering injuries to two quarterbacks in last week’s pre-season game, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed former Toronto Argonaut pivot Logan Kilgore.

Kilgore, 27, dressed in all 18 games with the Toronto Argonauts last season, making seven appearances and earning three starts. He threw for 728 yards on 63 of 114 passing (55.3%) with two touchdowns and a whopping 10 interceptions. Kilgore made his first-career CFL start on July 31 at Ottawa, posting 322 passing yards and engineering a fourth-quarter comeback for a 23-20 win over the Redblacks.

Ticats head coach Kent Austin said Sunday that the lower body injuries suffered by both Everett Golson and Matt Johnson were “more serious than we thought.”

While Zach Collaros and Jeremiah Masoli are locked into the top two spots on the depth chart – both practiced Sunday – Golson was expected to fill the No. 3 role and contribute in short-yardage situations and may not be ready to start the regular season. The only other quarterback on the roster at the moment is first-year man Cody Keith, who went five-for-nine for 55 yards against Ottawa.

Austin said Sunday that he suspected Johnson’s injury might be season-ending and the team released the 24-year-old on Monday. The Ticats will be on the hook for his medical expenses but because of his rookie status, don’t have to pay his salary.

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