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HAMILTON -- It took a little more than a year, but Linden Gaydosh is finally with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

A CFL source says that Gaydosh is in Hamilton and will sign with the club sometime during the day.

The Ticats selected the six-foot-four, 305-pound defensive lineman first overall in the 2013 CFL draft, but shortly afterwards Gaydosh signed as a free agent with the NFL's Carolina Panthers.

After spending the entire '13 NFL season on injured reserve with a back injury, Gaydosh reported to the Panthers' training camp before being sidelined with a foot ailment.

He was released by the Panthers on Aug. 24.

Gaydosh, 23, of Peace River, Alta., enjoyed a solid collegiate career at the University of Calgary.

He was Canadian university football's top rookie in 2009 and helped Calgary reach the 2010 Vanier Cup, earning defensive MVP honours after returning an interception 20 yards for a TD in the team's 56-3 Hardy Cup win over Alberta.

After receiving second-team all-Canadian honours in 2011, Gaydosh earned a second straight Canada West all-star nod and finished as the third-ranked prospect for the 2013 CFL draft but was taken first overall following an outstanding performance at the league's annual evaluation camp.

Fan Comments
Don t know if you would call Hamilton home when you re from Peace River and played for the Dino s but you take what you can get. If he can get healthy he will be good.
September 03, 2014 - 9:54pm
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big fellow comes home to Hamilton and ticat fans get excited!!
September 03, 2014 - 6:15pm
At just 23 there is going to be no rush getting him up to speed with already Laurent and Bulcke two top DTs in the CFL who are Nationals. Hazime has been injured after a great rookie year as a DL rotation player.
one season with a back injury and so far no back problems during training camp. foot ailment not seeming to be too serious. He was considered CFL ready last season. Now coming in fresh could be great addition coming down the stretch.
All Canadian DT rotation is great for flexibility of ratio
September 03, 2014 - 4:07pm
The Ti-Cats are going to sign an injury-prone lineman so far in the pros has essentially not played. I'd think that was just what an already injury-prone team doesn't need. Am I missing something?
September 03, 2014 - 2:08pm
Yes - he was a first round draft pick who will be able to contribute on the D line possibly as a rotational player to begin. He add national depth to the roster and in particular the defense! A little premature to say he is injury prone since he is obviously well enough to be practising with the team today.
September 03, 2014 - 3:00pm
Thanks tfmcb. Makes more sense now. Injuries have done so much damage to Ti-Cat hopes I guess I'm supersensitive.
September 04, 2014 - 1:29pm