Saturday, February 16, 2013

Shomari Williams Signs With Ticats

I was somewhat surprised that Shomari Williams signed as a free agent with the Cats. The number one draft choice of 2010, Williams has played three seasons with the Rough Riders. Last year he played both defensive end and linebacker for Saskatchewan with 59 tackles and 2 sacks.

Did Saskatchewan not make much of an effort to resign him? Williams is from the GTA area so maybe playing closer to home appealed to him. A bigger question is whether he will start for the Cats and where? Perhaps he will rotate in on the defensive front four along with a Canadian defensive tackle when he's not in so that a spot on the line is always a Canadian for the ratio. Could he get starts at linebacker or be a capable backup. Having 59 tackles would indicate more of a starting roll.

Good signing for the Cats, as long as they didn't pay to much for him. Talented Canadians on defence are rather rare compared to offence and having someone who can start makes the ratio a lot easier to deal with.

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