The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed linebacker Jameer Thurman, the team announced on Wednesday. The move was previously reported by 3DownNation.
The 28-year-old made 73 defensive tackles, one special teams tackle, three interceptions, and two forced fumbles this past season as a member of the Calgary Stampeders. He finished second on the team in tackles behind weak-side linebacker Cameron Judge and tied for first in interceptions alongside strong-side linebacker Titus Wall.
The six-foot, 227-pound defender has made 269 defensive tackles, 31 special teams tackles, six sacks, six interceptions, and eight forced fumbles over 64 career games with the Stampeders. His four seasons with Calgary were interrupted by an NFL stint with the Chicago Bears in 2019 and the DC Defenders of the XFL in 2020.
Hamilton lost starting middle linebacker Jovan Santos-Knox to the Ottawa Redblacks in free agency, while weak-side linebacker Simoni Lawrence remains unsigned.