Hamilton Tiger-Cats re-sign quarterback David Watford

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have re-signed quarterback David Watford, according to his agency Icon Sports Consulting LLC.

He was released by the Tabbies in June.

The 28-year-old Watford appeared in 12 regular season games with the Ticats in 2019, completing 5-of-8 attempts for 74 yards. He added 16 carries for 40 rushing yards and was tied for sixth in the CFL with a team-high six rushing touchdowns. The six-foot-two, 215-pound native of Hampton, Virginia also suited up in both of Hamilton’s playoff games, including the 107th Grey Cup in Calgary.

Watford has appeared in 30 career CFL games with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2018) and Tiger-Cats (2019), connecting on 20-of-40 passing attempts for 242 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, while adding 34 carries for 133 yards and six rushing touchdowns.

The Hampton University product went unselected in the 2016 NFL draft, but signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles as a receiver. Watford spent the 2016 season on the Eagles practice roster. However, Philly waived him during training camp in 2017.

Watford is an athletic quarterback who can handle short yardage duties and has experience in the three-down league.