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Tiger-Cats Seeking More Depth at Wide Receiver Adding Dezmon Patmon

Throughout training camp, Tiger-Cats head coach Scott Milanovich has worked to upgrade the personnel in Hamilton’s wide receiver position. The Tiger-Cats have made several roster moves to find the type of receivers that match Milanovich’s vision for the Tiger-Cats’ offence. During the Tiger-Cats’ pre-season opener against the Ottawa Redblacks, the Tiger-Cats did succeed in their passing game with quarterbacks Bo Levi Mitchell, Taylor Powell, and Kevin Thomson during a 22-31 losing effort at home against the Redblacks.

Wide receiver Tim White’s impressive performance, with four passes for 52 yards, was matched by Shemar Bridges, who caught four passes for 60 yards and a touchdown, and Dev Holmes, who caught two passes for 29 yards and a touchdown. Despite these successes, the Tiger-Cats are eager to bolster their depth at the position. The CFL Transactions list indicates the Tiger-Cats have signed American wide receiver Dezmon Patmon to continue building quality depth at the wide receiver position.

Wide receiver Dezmon Patmon is a 6’4″, 225-pound wide receiver from San Diego, California. Patmon comes to the Tiger-Cats after being released by the BC Lions on May 15th. Before being acquired by the Lions, Patmon was signed and then released by the Michigan Panthers in the UFL; he has also spent time with the Carolina Panthers and Buffalo Bills during the 2023 NFL season. The Indianapolis Colts drafted Patmon in the 6th round of the 2020 NFL Draft; Patmon played in 10 games for the Colts from 2020 until 2022, catching four passes for 45 yards and a touchdown.

Patmon played college football at Washington State University from 2016 until 2019. During that time, he played in 41 games for the Cougars. He caught 56 passes for 1,976 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Tiger-cats Suspend Defensive Back Shabari Davis Jr.

In a surprising turn of events, the Tiger-Cats have reported that American defensive back Shabari Davis Jr. is currently off the active roster due to a league suspension. Despite his contribution in the pre-season game against Ottawa, where he recorded one defensive tackle and a 14-yard punt return, the suspension has cast a shadow of uncertainty over Davis Jr.’s prospects for making the final roster for the Tiger-Cats in the upcoming 2024 CFL regular season.

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Aaron Sauter is a 23-veteran high school football coach that is also an fan of all levels of football. He is especially interested in alternative football leagues like the CFL, UFL, and IFL. Aaron enjoys analyzing innovative schemes on offense and defense during his free time.
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