May 6, 2019

Ticats release 14 including Green, Capicciotti

Johany Jutras/

HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced a list of surprising cuts on Monday afternoon, including running back Alex Green and defensive end Justin Capicciotti.

Green, who signed an extension with the team earlier this off-season, was expected to be the Tiger-Cats starting running back heading into the 2019 season. In 14 games over two seasons with the Tabbies, the 30-year-old amassed 1,051 yards and 12 touchdowns on 193 rushes and 252 yards and a major score through the air.

Capicciotti spent the last three seasons with the Ticats (2016-2018). Last year, the six-foot-three, 235-pounder played in 17 games and collected 19 defensive tackles, one special teams tackle, three sacks and one forced fumble. Before joining Hamilton, the 29-year-old spent time with the Edmonton Eskimos, Ottawa REDBLACKS and Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Green and Capicciotti were among the 14 total players that were released. The full list of players is as follows:

NAT – DE – Justin Capicciotti
INT – WR – Cameron Echols-Luper
INT – WR – Keyarris Garrett
INT – RB – Alex Green
INT – DB – John Green
NAT – LB – Dillon Grondin
INT – DB – Jarrod Harper
INT – DE – Jamal Marcus
INT – RB – Rajion Neal
INT – DE – Tobenna Okeke
INT – LB – Terrance Plummer
INT – DB – Robert Porter
INT – RB – Darius Victor
INT – DT – Nikita Whitlock

Hamilton also announced that the following player has retired:

INT – DT – Bobby Richardson