The Breaux Show will begin its return engagement in Edmonton on Friday.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats depth chart shows Delvin Breaux, who signed this week after spending three years in the NFL, as the starting boundary corner against the Eskimos. Breaux spent two seasons in Hamilton, earning an all-star nod in 2014, before departing for the New Orleans Saints as a free agent.
Also returning to the line up is receiver Terrence Toliver, who will play his first game since tearing his ACL in week one of the 2017 season. The year before, Toliver finished second on the team (and 12th in the CFL) with 1,036 receiving yards to go along with 65 catches. His nine touchdowns were tops on the team and ninth in the league.
The Ticats also added Canadian defensive lineman Justin Vaughn, who suffered a concussion in the pre-season, to the roster along with offensive lineman Brett Golding and long snapper Tanner Doll. To make room, the Ticats released Bryce Wilkerson and long snapper Kevin Malcolm while moving Canadian defensive end Connor McGough to the one-game injured list. Defensive backs John Green and Randall Evans were added to the practice roster.
With Breaux inserted into the line up, the Ticats have moved Jumal Rolle, who started at boundary corner last week, to the field corner. Frankie Williams, who started at the field against Calgary, moves to a reserve roll while remaining as the team’s primary returner.
By adding Toliver, the Ticats have also reduced their number of starting Canadians from eight to seven as receiver Felix Faubert-Lussier moves to a back up role. That will give Hamilton less flexibility while making substitutions – a concession they’re willing to make to get Toliver back in the line up.