Big Canadian DL Ted Laurent signs two-year contract extension with Ticats

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have re-signed national defensive tackle Ted Laurent to a two-year contract through the 2021 season.

Laurent was a pending free agent and returns for his seventh season with the Ticats.

The 32-year-old played in 16 games with 12 starts at defensive tackle for Hamilton in 2019, posting 16 tackles, five quarterback sacks and three tackles for loss. The 6-1, 299-pound native of Powder Springs, Georgia also suited up in both of the Tabbies’ playoff games, including the 107th Grey Cup in Calgary.

Laurent has appeared in 142 career Canadian Football League games with 120 starts during his nine-year career. He’s suited up for the Edmonton Eskimos (2011-2013) and Ticats (2014-2019), registering 186 tackles, 48 quarterback sacks, seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

The University of Mississippi product is a two-time CFL all-star (2014, 2015), five-time Division all-star (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018), and has been named the Tiger-Cats Most Outstanding Canadian three times (2014, 2015, 2018).

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