As 3DownNation’s Justin Dunk reported on Wednesday, the Tiger-Cats have inked Brandon Banks to a contract extension.
Banks posted career receiving highs in catches (67), yards (1,011) and touchdowns (eight). Speedy B had 52 yards before Labour Day and 959 in 10 games after.
“Brandon has been a game-changer on special teams and one of the premier playmakers in the Canadian Football League since his arrival in 2013,” Hamilton head coach June Jones said in a statement. “Last season, he also transformed into an explosive every-down receiver in our offence and we’re thrilled to have him back as a starter in 2018.”
The 30-year-old led the CFL after Labour Day last season in targets (t87), receptions (59) and touchdown receptions (seven), and was second in receiving yards (959). The 2015 Most Outstanding Special Teams Player played in all 18 of Hamilton’s regular season games in 2017 had 38 punt returns for 385 yards and one touchdown, and 34 kickoff returns for 624 yards.
Last season, Banks became just the eighth player in CFL history to record five consecutive 100-yard receiving games from September 30 versus Toronto to October 27 at Ottawa.