Hamilton Tiger-Cats release Canadian running back Maleek Irons

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have released national running back Maleek Irons.

The 26-year-old played 24 games over three seasons in Hamilton (2019-2022), registering 74 carries for 324 yards and one rushing touchdown while adding 18 receptions for 116 yards.

“We would like to thank Maleek for his three years with the Tiger-Cats organization and we wish him all the best in the future,” Orlondo Steinauer, president of football operations and head coach, said.

The six-foot, 230-pound native of Chilliwack, BC was originally selected by Hamilton in the third round, 22nd overall during the 2019 CFL Draft.