Ticats, free agent receiver Luke Tasker ‘in constant communication’

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and veteran receiver Luke Tasker have been checking in with one another regularly as his free agency has gone along.

The 29-year-old Tasker has played all seven of his CFL seasons in the Hammer.

“We’ve been in constant communication with Luke throughout this process. Luke’s going through a different stage in his life, he just had twin boys, so he’s got three now,” Ticats’ senior director of personnel and co-manager of football operations, Shawn Burke said.

During 88 games in black and gold, Tasker has caught 455 passes for 5,734 yards and 35 touchdowns. Three times he’s record 1,000-yard seasons (2015, 2017 and 2018), four seasons Tasker has been named an East Division all-star and once at the league level in 2018.

“He’s sort of assessing where things are in terms of his career. We’ve told him the biggest thing is the communication element. We’ve said let’s see where things go and we’ve kept things very open ended,” Burke said.

A hamstring injury limited Tasker to just nine games in 2019. Tasker, who was born in Buffalo and lives there in the off-season, became a free agent in February but hasn’t decided the next step just yet.

“He’s promised us to keep us aware if anything is upcoming with any other teams in the league,” Burke said. “There’s no slamming of the doors by any means, but I think both the organization and Luke will continue to talk with each other and see what happens at the end.”