Flu bug catching up with Ticats

Courtesy Hamilton Spectator:

The Ticats will head into tomorrow’s game against Montreal without a few starters in the lineup.

Defensive linemen Darrell Adams and Garrett McIntyre are both “questionable” for tomorrow’s game against Montreal, while wide receiver Prechae Rodriguez is unlikely to play.

Halfback Geoff Tisdale is also battling the flu, something head coach Marcel Bellefeuille said has affected the team for weeks.

“Just before the second Toronto game, the flu went through our team hard — we never talked about it because I didn’t want to make excuses. But we seem to be on the other side of it, so we just want to be on the safe side and let him rest,” Bellefeuille said. “He’s played enough so if he’s healthy enough we can play him, but we have to make that determination.”

With Rodriguez out, receiver Airese Currie will get another shot against the Als. Currie made three catches in last Friday’s win over Calgary but also had some drops.

“He’s probably the fastest player on the field. He has great speed, great elusiveness and that adds a different dimension,” Bellefeuille said.

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Defensive lineman Bryan Robinson was released yesterday after less than a month with the team.

Robinson has an opportunity to play in the new United Football League that is set to launch its inaugural season in October.

Bellefeuille said the parting was amicable.

“You hate to prevent a guy from getting a chance to play. Practice prepares a player to play and playing makes them better,” he said. “He’s a guy we may bring back in training camp next year.”

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