The Hamilton Tiger-Cats brought defensive lineman Ja’Gared Davis to the Hammer for a visit with the intent on signing a contract, per sources.

The one-year deal has been finalized.

Davis spent three seasons in Calgary with the Stampeders playing 45 games making 123 tackles, 23 sacks, forcing seven fumbles, snatching three interceptions and scoring two touchdowns.

The 28-year-old Davis signed with the Stampeders at the start of training camp in 2016 after spending time in the NFL with the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins. He played in seven games making five tackles.

Prior to turning pro, Davis played four seasons at Southern Methodist University where June Jones was the head coach for his entire carer. That has led Davis to reconnect with Jones in Hamilton.


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