Bucknor to sign with Ticats: sources

Canadian defensive back Matt Bucknor is expected to sign with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats according to CFL sources.

The 30-year-old Bucknor, who can play both field corner and safety, was released by the Winnipeg earlier this week after staring every game over the last two seasons with the Bombers.

That’s a good fit for the Ticats who start a Canadian safety in Courtney Stephen and likely have the depth to start a second national in the secondary if need be.

A Hamilton native began his career with the Ticats in 2012 as an undrafted free agent and has made 146 defensive tackles to go along with three interceptions in four CFL seasons. He was traded to the Bombers in January 2014 for the rights to Canadian receiver Giovanni Aprile, who is still with the club.

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