The Cats also signed Saskatchewan defensive back Daniel Francis, who I know little about, but apparently had 53 tackles last year.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Ticats Actually Sign Avon Cobourne
After some speculation the Cats have actually signed Montreal free agent running back Avon Cobourne. So I guess Cobb will end up getting released at some point as I can't see the Cats paying to have both on the roster. I've argued in the past that CFL running backs are fungible commodities and hence generally easy to replace. However Cobourne does seem to be an upgrade over Cobb, especially when actually running with the ball, where Cobb was somewhat weak last year. Sure Cobb had over 1000 yards rushing, but basically any back who starts almost every game should get that in a season. Maybe on the weekend I'll look at the stats to compare the two. Cobourne has had the advantage of playing on better teams, which probably pumped up his stats, so bear that in mind. Also I'm wondering what the Cats will have for merchandise for Cobourne? Giant tube of lipstick?