Hamilton Tiger-Cats release receiver Justin McGriff following torn ACL

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have released American receiver Justin McGriff, who suffered a torn ACL during training camp this past week. Head coach Scott Milanovich told the media on Friday that McGriff would miss the remainder of the season.

The native of Tampa, Fla. was one of the standouts in training camp last season, going from relative unknown to potential starter in just a few short weeks. His camp performance included a strong preseason game against Toronto during which he made a game-high four receptions for 58 yards, mostly playing with the first-team offence.

However, the six-foot-six, 215-pound receiver was forced to miss the entirety of the 2023 campaign with a compound fracture of his right tibia that occurred in an off-field accident just before the beginning of the regular season.

Prior to making his way up to Canada, McGriff played collegiately at Utah State. He suited up in 33 games with the Aggies over three seasons, registering 80 receptions for 1,037 yards and 12 touchdowns.

The Ticats will begin preseason play when they host the Ottawa Redblacks on May 25.