Reunited: Ticats bring back veteran DB Richard Leonard

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed American defensive back Richard Leonard.

The 30-year-old played 13 games for the Calgary Stampeders in 2021, registering 25 defensive tackles, one tackle for loss, three pass knockdowns, one interception, and one quarterback sack.

The five-foot-eight, 168-pound native of Miami, Fla. has played 62 games over his four-year CFL career with the Stampeders (2021) and Ticats (2017-19), totalling 203 defensive tackles, one quarterback sack, 13 interceptions, three forced fumbles, and two defensive touchdowns. He was named a CFL all-star in 2019 and a divisional all-star in 2017 and 2019.

Leonard played 49 games over four seasons at Florida International University (2011-15) before spending time with the Houston Texans in 2016 after signing with the club as an undrafted free agent.