Not too old for Teddy: Ticats re-sign veteran Canadian DT Ted Laurent

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have re-signed veteran Canadian defensive tackle Ted Laurent ahead of the opening of free agency.

The 35-year-old saw a reduced role for the Ticats in 2022 but still suited up in 17 regular season games and one playoff contest. He tallied nine defensive tackles, one tackle for loss, two quarterback sacks, one pass knockdown and one forced fumble as part of the rotation.

“Ted is an exceptional person who offers value on the field as a force in the middle of our defence and brings a tremendous veteran presence to our locker room,” president of football operations and head coach Orlondo Steinauer said in a statement. “We are pleased that Ted and his family have decided to stay in Hamilton.”

The six-foot-one, 299-pound stalwart has played 11 seasons in the CFL, dressing for 155 career games with the Tiger-Cats and Edmonton Football Team. He has twice been named a CFL All-Star and taken home Divisional honours on six occasions while being selected as the Ticats nominee for Most Outstanding Canadian three times.

The future Hall of Famer has registered 221 career defensive tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 50 quarterback sacks, eight forced fumbles and four pass knockdowns.