Hamilton Tiger-Cats officially release RB Don Jackson

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have officially released running back Don Jackson.

The five-foot-10, 205-pound ball carrier played in 10 games for Hamilton in 2022, carrying the ball 78 times for 299 yards and a touchdown. He also added 32 receptions for 227 yards and a major but was supplanted as the starter by teammate Wes Hills.

On Thursday afternoon, the 29-year-old posted a statement to social media saying he would be moving on to the “next chapter” of his life. He thanked Hamilton, Calgary, and the country of Canada, though he did not explicitly state that he would be retiring.

Jackson first joined the Ticats in 2021 and was viewed as an offensive catalyst, playing in four games down the stretch. He registered 44 carries for 245 yards and one rushing touchdown as well as eight receptions for 94 yards and one receiving touchdown in regular season action, before breaking out in the playoffs. In three postseason games, he added 40 carries for 200 yards and a touchdown, while catching nine passes for 67 yards.

The native of Sacramento, California first arrived in the CFL in 2018 with the Calgary Stampeders, playing two seasons with the club and winning the Grey Cup as a rookie. In 34 career CFL games, he tallied 340 carries for 1,714 yards and seven rushing touchdowns, also adding 84 receptions for 621 yards and two receiving touchdowns.

The University of Nevada product began his professional career with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent. He played in three games in 2016, registering 10 carries for 32 yards.