Tiger-Cats sign productive NCAA pass rusher, American defensive lineman Justus Reed

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed American defensive lineman Justus Reed.

The 25-year-old Reed most recently spent time with the Washington Football Team (2021) after signing with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted NFL free agent.

The six-foot-three, 255-pound native of Clearwater, FL played 41 games over five seasons in the NCAA at Virginia Tech (2020), Youngstown State University (2017-2020) and the University of Florida (2014-2016).

Reed began his collegiate career with the Gators, where he played in 11 games over two seasons (2015-2016) after redshirting his freshman year. He registered nine total tackles and one quarterback sack before transferring to Youngstown State University.

Reed suited up in 19 games over two seasons with the Penguins (2017-2020), registering 58 total tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 17.5 quarterback sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and three pass breakups.

He wrapped up his collegiate career at Virginia Tech playing in 11 games in his only season on campus, registering 28 total tackles, nine tackles for loss and 6.5 quarterback sacks.