Ticats sign promising former NFL DB Javien Elliott

Photo courtesy: AP Photo/Tim Ireland

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed American defensive back Javien Elliott to a two-year contract.

The 29-year-old has played five games over two seasons with the Calgary Stampeders, registering 12 defensive tackles. He started four games this past season after missing the first three-quarters of the year with injury, notching eight defensive tackles.

Elliott was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Florida State University in 2016, playing 36 games over three seasons with the team. The five-foot-10, 185-pound defender made seven starts and amassed 39 total tackles, four tackles for loss, one interception and two passes defended.

He signed with the Carolina Panthers in 2019 and played 16 games, registering another 38 total tackles, one tackle for loss, one interception and one pass breakup before making his way to Canada.