Get lost, Moss: Ticats release son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Randy Moss, five others

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have announced the release of six players, including tight end Thaddeus Moss.

The son of Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver Randy Moss, Thaddeus was signed by the Ticats in February. He began his collegiate career at North Carolina State University and eventually transferred to Louisiana State University, where he caught 47 passes for 570 yards and four touchdowns from quarterback Joe Burrow to help the Tigers win the 2019 CFP national championship.

The six-foot-two, 249-pound target went unselected in the 2020 NFL Draft. He signed with the Washington Commanders and spent one season with the team. The Cincinnati Bengals claimed him off waivers for the 2021 season and released Moss after training camp in 2022. The 25-year-old made $619,733 USD in the NFL.

Moss won a United States Football League championship with the Birmingham Stallions in 2023. He had three receptions for 38 yards and one touchdown.

Also released were veteran American defensive end Jamal Davis, American defensive back Caleb Biggers, American receiver JuanCarlos Santana, Canadian kicker Keiran Burnham, and Canadian receiver Kaine Stevenson.

Davis was the only player released to have previously suited up for Hamilton, joining the team last September after obtaining his release from the Montreal Alouettes. He played 18 regular season games between the two squads in 2023, recording 26 defensive tackles, two special teams tackles, and five sacks.

The 28-year-old native of Canton, Ohio has played 33 career CFL games since entering the league as a member of the Alouettes in 2021, making 53 defensive tackles, two special teams tackles, 11 sacks, and one forced fumble.

The Ticats also confirmed the retirement of American defensive back Javien Elliott as previously reported by 3DownNation in March. Canadian fullback Bailey Feltmate and American linebacker Chris Kolarevic were added to the retired list as well.

Feltmate was originally selected in the second round of the 2020 CFL Draft by the Ticats, suiting up in 43 games for the team while amassing 35 special teams tackles and four defensive tackles in three seasons. The six-foot-two, 240-pound native of Moncton, N.B. converted from linebacker to fullback in training camp in 2023, notching 15 special teams tackles in 16 games.

The Tiger-Cats open training camp on Sunday with their first preseason game scheduled for Saturday, May 25 against the Ottawa Redblacks at Tim Hortons Field.