Hamilton Tiger-Cat receiver and pending free Brandon Banks took to Twitter on Tuesday to congratulate former teammate C.J. Gable on his contract extension with Edmonton Eskimos – and taking a veiled shot at his current team.
Gable was acquired by the Eskimos in an October trade with Hamilton for two offensive linemen off Edmonton’s negotiation list. The 30-year-old rushed for 367 yards and two touchdowns on 72 carries and caught nine balls for 99 yards and one major in four regular-season games wearing green and gold, all wins. He rushed 28 times for 154 yards and three touchdowns in two playoff games. He signed a two-year extension on Tuesday.
Banks, meanwhile, enjoyed quite the career resurgence under new head coach June Jones, who inserted him as a starting receiver and every-down offensive player for the first time in his career. The 29-year-old Banks registered 1,011 receiving yards on the season but had just 58 of those through the first eight contests. His last 10 games – which coincided will the arrival of Jones – Banks averaged over 95 yards per game.
Banks is set to become a free agent in February.