Thursday, February 5, 2015

Hamilton Tiger-Cats Resign Returner Brandon Banks

Just saw on Twitter that the Cats have resigned kick and punt returner (and almost hero of the 2014 Grey Cup) Brandon Banks. Obviously Banks is the best at his position in the CFL, however he wasn't bad as a fifth or sixth receiver last year either. Overall he had a massive 1968 total yards last year, but also had 42 catches for 529 yards in 2014 along with 5 touchdowns.

His receiving skills magnifies his returner value as he is doing it all with just one roster spot. Banks is fast enough and with OK hands that opposing defences have to respect him when he's on with the offense. It will be interesting to see if he can top his receiving total in 2015

I do wonder how much the Cats had to pay to keep him and how much is left for other free agents. The Cats are probably hard against the cap. 

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