Offence Grows As Camp Approaches

Ticats Staff
Ticats Staff
May 30, 2011


Hamilton, Ontario – The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced today that the team has strengthened its offence by signing import running backs Conte Cuttino and Terry Grant, import receivers London Crawford, Bakari Grant, James Swinton and Jordan Watson as well as non-import receiver Blaine Kruger.

Cuttino, a 5-10, 200-pound native of Uniondale, New York, spent four weeks on the Ticats practice roster last season.  He ran for 3,607 yards and 19 touchdowns in four seasons at Stony Brook.  He was named first-team All-Big South in 2009. 

Grant, a 5-9, 190-pound native of Lumberton, Mississippi, ran for 1,180 yards and 12 touchdowns over four seasons at Alabama. 

Crawford, a 6-2, 205-pound native of Mobile, Alabama, was on the Ticats practice roster for the final three weeks of the season in 2010 after a training camp stint with the NFL’s Houston Texans.  The Arkansas product caught 53 passes for 747 yards and four touchdowns in four seasons with the Razorbacks. 

Grant, a 6-4, 195-pound native of Oakland, California, caught 154 passes for 1,937 yards and 18 touchdowns over four seasons at UC-Davis.  The first-team All-Great West Conference receiver attended training camp with the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers last year. 

Swinton, a 6-0, 180-pound native of Tucker, Georgia, signed with the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons in 2009 after playing four seasons at Auburn. 

Watson, a 6-2, 190-pound native of Pensacola, Florida, caught 131 passes for 2,019 yards and 18 touchdowns over four seasons at Harding. 

Kruger, a 6-4, 210-pound native of Cochrane, Alberta, spent the 2009 season with the Calgary Stampeders after earning a Canada West All-Star nod at UBC in 2008.  He was released by the Stampeders on July 19, 2010. 

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