Ticats sign all-star pass rusher Ja’Gared Davis to contract extension

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have re-signed American defensive end Ja’Gared Davis.

The 29-year-old Davis started 17 games at defensive end for the Ticats last season, finishing second in the CFL with a career-high 13 quarterback sacks and earned divisional all-star honours for the first time. 

The six-foot-one, 238-pound native of Crockett, Texas added 54 defensive tackles, one special teams tackle, five pass knock downs, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and three tackles for loss in 2019. Davis has also played in eight playoff games, including four consecutive Grey Cup games – winning one with Calgary in 2018.

Over his four-year CFL career with the Calgary Stampeders (2016-2018) and Hamilton (2019), the Southern Methodist University product has suited up in 62 games with 55 starts posting 177 defensive tackles, four special teams tackles, 36 quarterback sacks, three interceptions, 10 pass knock downs, 10 forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries, one blocked punt and two touchdowns (one fumble return, one interception return).  

The Ticats have locked down one of the premier pass rushers in the three-down game. 

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