Ticats sign Canadian receiver Tyler Turner, one other

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed national receiver Tyler Turner and American defensive back Baylen Buchanan.

Turner played 15 games over two seasons (2019-21) at the University of Alberta, registering 43 receptions for 655 yards and two receiving touchdowns. The six-foot-two, 200-pound target began his collegiate career at the University of British Columbia where he played 12 games over his two seasons (2015-16) and registered six receptions for 60 yards. He was under contract with the B.C. Lions in 2020.

Buchanan played 12 games in his only season at Louisiana Tech University in 2021, registering 48 total tackles, one tackle for loss, and one pass breakup.

The five-foot-eleven, 188-pound native of Lawrenceville, Ga. began his collegiate career at the University of Tennessee where he played 31 games over three seasons (2016-19). He tallied 73 total tackles, three tackles for loss, five pass breakups, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery with the Volunteers.

Buchanan is the son of former NFL defensive back Ray Buchanan, who played 12 seasons in the NFL (1993-2004) with the Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons, and Washington Commanders.

The Ticats also released Canadian defensive tackle Donovan Glave.