Ticats sign Canadian kicker Gabriel Ferraro, release American Taylor Bertolet

Photo courtesy: Saskatchewan Roughriders/Ticats.ca

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed Canadian kicker Gabriel Ferraro and released American Taylor Bertolet.

The 29-year-old Bertolet made 23-of-34 three-point attempts (67.6 percent) during 10 games with the black and gold. Meanwhile, Ferraro has been added to the suspended list while he completes his quarantine period.

The 26-year-old Ferraro attended training camp with the Ticats earlier this season and also spent time on the practice squad of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in October.

The five-foot-10, 178-pound native of Mississauga, ON appeared in five CFL games with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2019, converting seven of his nine field goal attempts (77.8 percent) and 11-of-12 extra point attempts.

Ferraro also spent time with the Ottawa Redblacks in 2020 and was originally selected by the Calgary Stampeders in the seventh round, 59th overall during the 2018 CFL Draft. He attended training camp with the Stampeders in 2018 before returning to university for his final year of eligibility.

The University of Guelph product set the U Sports record for field goals made in a season with 33 in 2017, and tied for the most ever through a career after converting 91 of his 117 field goal attempts (77.8 percent) from 2014 to 2018 with the Gryphons.