Gryphon up: Ticats re-sign Guelph product Curtis Newton

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The Hamilton Tiger-cats have re-signed national linebacker Curtis Newton. He was set to become a free agent on Tuesday, Feb. 8.

The 27-year-old played in all 14 regular season games for the Tiger-Cats in 2021, registering nine special teams tackles. The six-foot-two, 220-pound native of London, Ont. also suited up in all three of Hamilton’s playoff games including the 108th Grey Cup game.

The University of Guelph product has appeared in 74 games in his six-year CFL career with the Toronto Argonauts (2016-17) and Tiger-Cats (2017-21), registering two defensive tackles and 34 special teams tackles.

The graduate of A.B. Lucas Secondary School was selected in the fifth round, 40th overall, in the 2016 CFL Draft.