Ticats sign offensive weapon, CFL all-star Bralon Addison after NFL stint

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed American receiver Bralon Addison to a two-year contract through the 2022 season. 

The 27-year-old Addison was named a CFL all-star in 2019 after ranking among the league leaders in all major receiving categories, including receptions (fourth – 95), yards (fifth – 1,236), touchdowns (sixth – 7) and targets (sixth – 126). His 95 receptions tied Tony Champion (1989) for the sixth-best single-season total in franchise history.

“We are excited that Bralon has chosen to return to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats,” head coach Orlondo Steinauer said. “Not only is he a person of high character, but he happens to be a complete playmaker with a great work ethic. We believe he has several productive years ahead. Welcome back Bralon.”

In two seasons with the Tiger-Cats (2018-2019), Addison has registered 103 receptions for 1,349 receiving yards and eight receiving touchdowns in 20 games. The five-foot-nine, 197-pound native of Missouri City, Texas also added 36 carries for 218 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown.

Prior to returning to Hamilton, Addison spent time with the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings in 2020. The University of Oregon product was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Denver Broncos in 2016 before joining the Chicago Bears later that season. He suited up in two NFL games with the Bears, posting one catch for 11 yards and one rushing attempt for four yards.

Addison was used in a variety of ways by Ticats offensive coordinator Tommy Condell. It led to Addison being recognized as a league all-star for the first time in his career. He was a key piece of an explosive Hamilton offence which led the league in scoring (551 points) last season and helped the Ticats set a single-season franchise record with 15 wins.