Deep threat dumped: Ticats release former Grey Cup MVP DeVier Posey

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have released veteran receiver DeVier Posey, according to Steve Milton of the Hamilton Spectator.

The Ticats have released WR DeVier Posey, because new CFLers Steven Dunbar Jr., Tim White and Papi White have shown so well. Orlondo Steinauer spoke highly of Posey’s attitude and that he’d surely land on other team before end of season.

The 31-year-old signed a one-year deal with the Tabbies on February 12, 2020 after starting 12 games for the Montreal Alouettes in 2019, registering 50 receptions for 780 yards and three touchdowns. He inked a fresh one-year pact this past February to remain in Hamilton.

He has been out all season due to injury and the team has evidently opted to give young receivers an expanded role in the offence.

The six-foot-two, 210-pound native of Redwood City, Calif. has appeared in 36 career CFL games over four seasons with the Toronto Argonauts (2016-2017), B.C. Lions (2018) and Als (2019), posting 144 receptions for 2,080 yards and 13 touchdowns — 14.4 yards per catch.

Posey won the 105th Grey Cup with the Argos and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player after hauling in seven receptions for 175 yards, including a CFL title game record 100-yard touchdown reception.