Ticats release REC Brian Tyms

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have released Bryan Tyms.

The 29-year-old Tyms has started seven games this season but has been off the roster two of the last three weeks. He has 25 catches for 204 yards.

Tyms all but confirmed the news on Twitter.

Tyms, 28, played in just two games with the Ticats last season but showed plenty of promise after signing in late October. He had four catches for 33 yards and a touchdown in the regular season finale against Montreal, then led all receivers with eight receptions for 114 yards in the East semi-final loss to Edmonton.

He signed a two-year contract extension in February but has had trouble getting on the field recently as the team has used two Canadian receivers in order to cope with ratio issues. The Ticats also acquired receiver Ricky Collins in a recent trade with Saskatchewan.

The 6-foot-3, 204-pounder  appeared in 18 career NFL games (two starts) with the Cleveland Browns (2013) and New England Patriots (2014-15), registering seven receptions for 94 yards and a touchdown.

Tyms saw action in one postseason contest in 2014 and was a member of New England’s Super Bowl XLIX championship team.