Ticats talking extension with receiver Luke Tasker

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are talking with receiver Luke Tasker about a contract extension, according to CFL sources.

The 27-year-old Tasker has played five CFL seasons, all with the Ticats, and had his best year in 2017 when he registered a team-record 104 catches for 1,167 yards and seven touchdowns. It was the second 1,000-yard season of his career.

Tasker, who was born in Buffalo and lives there in the off-season, is set to become a free agent in February but has said in the past that he’d like to stay in Hamilton. He and his wife Jenna welcomed their first child earlier this month.

Tasker was one of three 1,000-yard receivers on the Ticats last season, a list that includes Brandon Banks (who recently signed a contract extension) and first-year man Jalen Saunders, who has a year left on his rookie deal. Veteran Terrence Toliver should also be ready after tearing his ACL on the opening series last season.

That could give Ticats quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, who recently signed a new deal to stay with the club, a formidable receiving corps heading into next season under head coach June Jones.