Mike Filer is back in the Hammer.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have re-signed the Canadian offensive lineman who is the longest serving member of the Ticats.
Filer is the glue of Hamilton’s offensive line. He is a quality player that has provided the Ticats with solid play throughout his tenure with the team. Being local – Brantford native – makes sense for the franchise to retain Filer who does a lot of work in the community. Mike’s Manscaping Challenge raised nearly $23,000 for cancer research.
The 28-year-old made 17 starts at centre last season. Filer has played eight seasons in the CFL – all in Hamilton – suiting up in 94 games, 79 of those were starts. He has started seven playoff games including the 102nd Grey Cup.
Filer played at Mount Allison University prior to being selected by the Calgary Stampeders in the fifth round, 31st overall during the 2012 CFL Draft. Filer attended training camp with the Stamps before signing with the Ticats in August 2012 and developed into a starting calibre big man.