Reliable special teamer, Canadian linebacker Curtis Newton stays in the Hammer

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have re-signed national linebacker Curtis Newton.

Newton played in all 18 regular season games for the Ticats in 2019 registering seven special teams tackles. The six-foot-two, 220-pound native of London, Ontario also suited up in both of Hamilton’s playoff games, including the 107th Grey Cup in Calgary.

The 25-year-old has appeared in 60 career Canadian Football League games during his four-year career with the Toronto Argonauts (2016-2017) and Tiger-Cats (2017-2019), registering two defensive tackles and 25 special teams tackles. Newton was originally drafted in the fifth round, 40th overall, in the 2016 CFL draft by the Argos.