Ticats sign former Elks’ tackle De’Ondre Wesley

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have brought in competition for their vacant left tackle position, signing American offensive tackle De’Ondre Wesley.

The 29-year-old Wesley most recently spent time on the practice roster of the Edmonton Elks in 2021.

The six-foot-seven, 330-pound native of Antioch, California played seven games over three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens (2015-2017) and also spent time on the practice squad with the Buffalo Bills (2017-2018 and 2019) and Indianapolis Colts (2018). Wesley also started five games in the XFL with the DC Defenders (2020) before making the move north of the border.

Wesley played 25 games, including 22 starts, over his two seasons at Brigham Young University (2013-2015), where he earned College Sports Madness All-Independent first-team honours in 2014. He began his collegiate career at Diablo Valley College (JUCO) where he earned an All-Conference selection before transferring to BYU.