Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ticats Trade DB Matt Bucknor to the Bombers for WR Giovanni Aprile

Just saw on Twitter that the Cats have traded 28 year old non-import DB for 24 year old WR Giovanni "Johnny" Aprile. Personally I'm excited for the possibility of Sopranos jokes although I hope things go better for Aprile than they did for Jackie Junior on the show.

Bucknor was actually a Hamilton boy, going to Hill Park for high school and then Windsor and was undrafted. Aprile was drafted by the Bombers in the third round.

Bucknor had some decent stats in 2012 with 43 tackles and 4 special teams tackles, whereas he only had 2 and 5 in 2013. The Cats had been using a Canadian starting cornerback the past few years. I'm guessing that experiment is pretty much over.

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