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Expansion Draft: Round 3 Selections

CFL.ca Staff

OTTAWA – Marwan Hage's 10-year career with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats has come to an end as he, Calgary safety Eric Fraser and six others were selected in the final round of the 2013 Expansion Draft.

Round 3 Picks: OC Marwan Hage (HAM) | S Eric Fraser (CGY) | LB Jason Pottinger (TOR) | WR Rory Kohlert (WPG) | DL Zack Evans (SSK) | DE Justin Capicciotti (EDM) | LB Jordan Verdone (MTL) ... View Draft Tracker.

Hage joined the Ticats in 2004 after playing at the University of Colorado and has been an East Division all-star in the past.

Eric Fraser was an all-star in 2012 with the Stampeders and joins the REDBLACKS as the favourite to enter camp as the starting safety.  Since making his debut in 2010, Fraser racked up 108 tackles, 3 quarterback sacks and 5 interceptions.

Jason Pottinger joined the Toronto Argonauts during free agency of the 2009 off-season after starting his career in BC.  The McMaster product has 179 defensive tackles and 6 sacks.  Pottinger is a veteran non-import who is entering his ninth CFL season.

Rory Kohlert was the only free agent of the 24 players chosen.  He had a career-year in Winnipeg last season, making 45 receptions for 493 yards and 4 touchdowns with the Bombers.

Fan Comments
I'm not even a ti cat fan... But I gotta ask - why was Hage not protected? I mean come on! TSN even ran a whole bit on how he plans on being in hamilton for his whole career etc. And he's definitely not a sub par player. I'm so lost right now!
December 16, 2013 - 4:01pm
I see it as a calculated risk on the part of the Ticats and they do have sufficient depth on the OL including 2-3 other players who can play at centre. They maybe thought that Hage`s age and injury history would make him less attractive. Austin is also looking to hang onto his younger players to continue building the team for the future.
December 16, 2013 - 8:42pm
Ouch - Hurts to see Hage selected and a bit surprised since he is an older vet who may not play much longer, and has a bigger contract. Has been a great team leader and stalwart in the community.
December 16, 2013 - 3:59pm
Tragic that the RedBlacks had to resort to taking a FA from Winnipeg - one that has more affinity with Sask than Wpg. speaks volumes about the talent in Wpg.
Really Wpg should get its own expansion draft. What JMack and Butchko did to that team is a crime.
December 16, 2013 - 3:44pm
als rule
als FB patrick lavoie and LB jordan verdone good luck with the RBs and thanx for your montreal service!!
December 16, 2013 - 3:41pm
Ouch!! - hurts to see Hage picked in R3. He has a been great leader on the team and presence in the community. Would have been nice to see him retire as a Ticat after spending his whole career here.
December 16, 2013 - 2:50pm