Official: Hamilton Tiger-Cats re-sign five-time all-star DL Ted Laurent

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have re-signed national defensive tackle Ted Laurent. The five-time divisional all-star will return for his eighth season with the Ticats in 2022.

“Ted is an outstanding leader and an impact player on the defensive line,” said head coach and president of football operations Orlondo Steinauer in a press release. “We’re incredibly happy that Ted and his family of chosen to remain in Hamilton and with the Tiger-Cats organization.”

The 34-year-old made 13 appearances with 11 starts at defensive tackle for the Tiger-Cats in 2021, posting 14 defensive tackles. The six-foot-one, 299-pound native of Powder Springs, Ga. also suited up in both of the Ticats’ playoff games leading up to the Grey Cup in Hamilton, though he was unable to suit up for the game due to injury.

Laurent has appeared in 155 career CFL games (131 starts) during his ten-year career with the Edmonton (2011-13) and Hamilton (2014-21), registering 200 defensive tackles, one special teams tackle, 48 quarterback sacks, seven forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.

The University of Mississippi product is a two-time CFL all-star (2014, 2015), five-time divisional all-star (2012, 2014-16, 2018), and has been named the Ticats’ Most Outstanding Canadian three times (2014, 2015, 2018).