Ticats re-sign defensive back Jumal Rolle

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have re-signed defensive back Jumal Rolle to a two-year contract extension per sources.

Rolle recorded 32 tackles with five interceptions in 2019. That strong sophomore campaign was preceded by a rookie season where Rolle notched 43 tackles and two interceptions. He earned modest $57,000 in base salaries and $5,000 for housing in both years plus $400 per each game with 51 percent or more of the defensive snaps played.

The 29-year-old played collegiately at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina. He went unselected in the 2013 NFL draft, however Buffalo inked Rolle to an undrafted free agent contract. The Bills released Rolle following training camp and New Orleans signed him to the practice roster after he cleared waivers.

Rolle had stints the with the Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans Baltimore Ravens, Arizona Cardinals and Buffalo for a second time. He played 19 NFL games making 22 tackles defending four passes and recording three interceptions.

The six-foot-even, 190-pound Rolle has length and speed (4.51 40-yard time) which he’s used to his advantage on the big CFL field.

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