Ticats release two Canadians as Garand-Gauthier, Murray return from injury

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have released two Canadian linebackers from the practice roster in Jersey Henry and Ben Whiting.

Henry was a sixth-round pick of the Montreal Alouettes in 2020 out of Concordia. The six-foot, 205-pound defender is a hybrid linebacker/defensive back who recorded 119 total tackles and three sacks in 23 games with the Stingers.

Whiting was a seventh-round pick of the Montreal Alouettes in 2019 out of Saskatchewan. The six-foot-three, 225-pounder can play linebacker and long snapper and was in training camp this season with the Calgary Stampeders.

The Ticats also announced that Canadian fullback Felix Garand-Gauthier and American offensive lineman Jordan Murray have come off the six-game injured list, allowing them to return to practice.

Garand-Gauthier has dressed for nine games this season, recording one carry and eight special teams tackles. Murray has started seven games, including six at right tackle and one at left tackle.

Hamilton (7-5) will visit the Toronto Argonauts (8-4) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET in a game that could decide the top spot in the East Division. The Argos currently lead the season series 2-1, but the Ticats would clinch it with a win this week due to the point differential in those games.