2017 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season

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2017 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season
Head coach Kent Austin
General manager Eric Tillman
Home field Tim Hortons Field
Record 0–4
Division place 4th, East
Playoff finish TBD
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The 2017 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season is the 60th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 68th overall. The Tiger-Cats will attempt to improve upon their 7–11 record from 2016, make the playoffs for the fourth straight season and win their 9th Grey Cup championship. This is the fifth season under head coach Kent Austin and second under general manager Eric Tillman.


Negotiation List

On March 31, 2017 the Tiger-Cats announced they would be the first CFL team in history to publicly announce the players on their negotiation list.[1] Three players will be announced in each segment of Ticats All Access (a free subscriptiuon program); among the first three revealed was former heisman winning quarterback Johnny Manziel.

CFL Draft

The 2017 CFL Draft took place on May 7, 2017.[2] The Tiger-Cats had seven selections in the eight-round draft after trading their fourth round pick and two players for Justin Capicciotti and Xavier Fulton.[3]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team Hometown
1 4 Connor McGough DL Calgary Calgary, AB
2 13 Braden Schram OL Calgary Manning, AB
3 21 Kay Okafor DL St. Francis Xavier Enugu, Nigeria
5 38 Justin Vaughn DL Fordham Hamilton, ON
6 47 Jacob Scarfone WR Guelph London, ON
7 58 Brett Golding OL Wilfrid Laurier Dunnville, ON
8 66 Sean Thomas-Erlington RB Montreal Montreal, QC


Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
A Thurs, June 8 7:30 p.m. EDT at Ottawa Redblacks L 29–30 0–1 TSN TD Place Stadium 23,252 Recap
B Fri, June 16 7:30 p.m. EDT vs. Toronto Argonauts L 16–23 0–2 Ticats.ca Tim Hortons Field Recap


Regular season

Season Standings

Team GP W L T Pts PF PA Div Stk
Toronto Argonauts 5 3 2 0 6 125 125 3–0 W1 Details
Montreal Alouettes 6 2 4 0 4 141 150 0–1 L2 Details
Ottawa Redblacks 6 1 4 1 3 164 169 1–2 L1 Details
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 4 0 4 0 0 89 141 0–1 L4 Details

Season Schedule

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
1 Sun, June 25 4:00 p.m. EDT at Toronto Argonauts L 15–32 0–1 TSN/ESPN2 BMO Field 13,583 Recap
2 Bye
3 Sat, July 8 10:00 p.m. EDT at Saskatchewan Roughriders L 20–37 0–2 TSN/ESPN2 Mosaic Stadium 33,050 Recap
4 Sat, July 15 7:30 p.m. EDT vs. BC Lions L 26–41 0–3 TSN/RDS Tim Hortons Field 24,135 Recap
5 Thurs, July 20 7:30 p.m. EDT vs. Edmonton Eskimos L 28–31 0–4 TSN/RDS2 Tim Hortons Field 23,531 Recap
6 Sat, July 29 9:30 p.m. EDT at Calgary Stampeders TSN McMahon Stadium
7 Fri, Aug 4 8:30 p.m. EDT at Edmonton Eskimos TSN/ESPN2 Commonwealth Stadium
8 Sat, Aug 12 7:30 p.m. EDT vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers TSN/RDS Tim Hortons Field
9 Fri, Aug 18 7:30 p.m. EDT vs. Ottawa Redblacks TSN/RDS Tim Hortons Field
10 Bye
11 Mon, Sept 4 6:30 p.m. EDT vs. Toronto Argonauts TSN Tim Hortons Field
12 Sat, Sept 9 6:00 p.m. EDT at Ottawa Redblacks TSN/RDS2 TD Place Stadium
13 Fri, Sept 15 7:00 p.m. EDT vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders TSN/RDS Tim Hortons Field
14 Fri, Sept 22 11:00 p.m. EDT at BC Lions TSN BC Place
15 Sat, Sept 30 6:30 p.m. EDT vs. Toronto Argonauts TSN/RDS2 Tim Hortons Field
16 Fri, Oct 6 8:30 p.m. EDT at Winnipeg Blue Bombers TSN Investors Group Field
17 Fri, Oct 13 7:00 p.m. EDT vs. Calgary Stampeders TSN Tim Hortons Field
18 Sun, Oct 22 1:00 p.m. EDT at Montreal Alouettes TSN/RDS Molson Stadium
19 Fri, Oct 27 7:00 p.m. EDT at Ottawa Redblacks TSN TD Place Stadium
20 Fri, Nov 3 7:00 p.m. EDT vs. Montreal Alouettes TSN/RDS Tim Hortons Field




Hamilton Tiger-Cats roster

Running backs


Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen


Defensive Backs

Special Teams

1-Game injured list

6-Game injured list

Practice squad

Italics indicate International player
Roster updated 2017-06-24
Depth ChartTransactions
46 Active, 5 Injured, 5 Six-Game Injured,
9 Practice

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Coaching staff

Hamilton Tiger-Cats Staff
Front Office

Head Coach

Offensive Coaches


Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Dennis McKnight
  • Special Teams Assistant – William Fields

Coaching Staff
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  1. ^ "Ticats to become first CFL team to reveal negotiation list - Article - TSN". TSN. 2017-03-31. Retrieved 2017-04-03. 
  2. ^ Marquee moments highlight 2017 CFL schedule in Canada's 150th year
  3. ^ Capicciotti, Gaydosh switch sides as Riders and Ticats deal
  4. ^ a b 2017 Schedule
  5. ^ Marquee moments highlight 2017 CFL schedule in Canada's 150th year
  6. ^ 2017 RDS CFL Schedule
  7. ^ CFL, ESPN unveil 2017 U.S. broadcast schedule
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