Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Erik Harris has signed a contract with the New Orleans Saints of the NFL, sources say.

The 25-year-old played in 45 regular season games over three seasons with the Ticats, making 79 defensive tackles and another 27 on special teams. He also caught a touchdown pass.

Harris, who was slated to become a free agent on Feb. 9, will join former teammate Delvin Breaux, who signed with the Saints last winter. He also becomes the second Ticat to join an NFL team this off-season after receiver Terrell Sinkfield signed with Minnesota Vikings.

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