Canadian Football League

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Ti-Cats looking to rebuild team for 2006 Canadian Football League season

The CFL's sixth leading rusher has found a new home.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have traded Troy Davis and offensive lineman Dan Comiskey to the Edmonton Eskimos for receiver Brock Ralph, defensive back Tay Cody and a first round pick in 2006.
''The Ticats goal is to become a better football team now and in the future,'' said General Manager Rob Katz. ''We are confident that with this move we accomplished that.''
Jesse Lumsden start at running back for Hamilton on Friday against the Ottawa Renegades.
According to MOJO radio in Vancouver the Ticats talked to the B.C. Lions about quarterback Casey Printers and the Edmonton Eskimos about pivot Jason Maas but were turned down by both teams.

Davis was in his fifth year with the Ticats after originally signing in June of 2001. He holds several Ticats team records, including career rushing yards (5,188), single season rushing yards (1,628) and single game rushing yards (233).
Davis, an import running back, has gained 792 yards and three touchdowns this year to go along with 25 catches for 142 yards.
''Troy was an outstanding player and an outstanding person for this organization,'' said Ticats Senior Director of Football Operations Ron Lancaster. ''I was fortunate enough to coach him and watch him play the last couple of years. He showed up each and every game ready to go and never took a play off.''
Comiskey, a non-import lineman, started all 13 games at left guard for the Ticats this season after being acquired from Edmonton for defensive end Joe Montford during the off-season.
''In just a short period of time Dan accomplished some very good things here,'' said Ticats head coach Greg Marshall. ''Dan had the respect of the coaches and players both on and off the field and although he wasn't here that long had a very positive impact on the team.''
Ralph, 190-pound non-import receiver, has caught four passes for 40 yards in five games with Edmonton this season after returning to the team in August following his release from the NFL's New York Jets training camp.
Cody, an import defensive back, has played two games for the Eskimos this season, recording six defensive tackles and one interception in his first CFL season. Before venturing north, Cody spent two seasons with the San Diego Chargers, playing 15 games with the team prior to being sidelined by a foot injury.
''Brock Ralph and Tay Cody will be great additions to this organization and will help improve our football team,'' said Marshall


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