The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have released Chad Owens.
Owens signed with the Ticats on September 11 and the same day attended practice but suffered a foot injury after rolling his ankle. He never took a game snap for Hamilton the second time around.
The 36-year-old played one season in Hamilton, 2016, recording 58 catches for 808 yards and five touchdowns.
Owens played three games catching 17 balls for 225 yards and one touchdown in 2017 for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He attended training camp with the Riders in 2018, but was among the final cuts before the regular season.
Owens has two Grey Cup championships on his resume. He played five seasons with the Toronto Argos. His career numbers are Hall-of-Fame worthy, including a 2012 season that saw him set a league record for all-purpose yards and earn the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player award.
Over nine CFL seasons, Owens has 521 receptions for 6,217 yards and 27 touchdowns. The three-time CFL all-star has 10 career return touchdowns.