Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Linden Gaydosh, Ticats' 2013 First Round Pick, Where Is He?

In 2013, the Ticats drafted the Calgary Dinosaurs' defensive tackle Linden Gaydosh first overall in the CFL draft. Gaydosh has never been on the Ticats roster as he was signed undrafted by the Carolina Panthers. Which was obviously unfortunate for the Tiger-Cats, although Gaydosh didn't play a down for the Panthers, ending up on the injured reserve list for the entire season after back surgery.

Here's an article on how Gaydosh is getting ready for the 2014 season with the Panthers after recovering from back surgery. What does this mean for the Cats? The Cats retain his CFL rights and there's no guarantee in the ultra competitive NFL that Gaydosh will stick around when the regular season rolls around. Then again the Panthers must see something in Gaydosh having him on injured reserve so he won't be just camp fodder. Plus even if the Panthers were to dump him another NFL team might give him a look. Gaydosh is just 23 so he could easily spend another couple of years bouncing around NFL practice rosters like current Cat Samuel Giguerre.

Anyways, could we see Gaydosh playing a down for the Cats in 2014? Possible, but unlikely. He would certainly be a ratio-breaker for the Cats and would be an awesome backup for Bulcke initially in the middle of the Ticats defensive line.

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