Hamilton Tiger-Cats sign five, including Canadian receiver Richie Sindani

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed five players including Canadian receiver Richie Sindani, American offensive lineman Moses Johnson, and American defensive backs Caesar Williams, Brandon Easterling. and Roger Cray Jr.

Sindani played 60 games over four seasons with the Calgary Stampeders from 2018 to 2022 and made 92 receptions for 986 yards and three touchdowns. He recently spent time in the United States Football League with the New Orleans Breakers but was released by the team.

The six-foot-two, 220-pound native of Regina was originally selected by the Calgary Stampeders in the eighth round of the 2017 CFL Draft after playing at the University of Regina and University of Calgary during his U Sports career. He will have to serve a two-game suspension to start the season after testing positive for a banned substance.

Johnson played 38 games over five seasons at Sam Houston University from 2018 to 2022. The six-foot-five, 300-pound blocker lineman began his career on the defensive side of the ball before making the transition to the offensive line after his freshman season.

Williams returns to the Ticats after spending time with the club this past season. The six-foot, 188-pound cover man also spent a portion of the 2022 season with the Los Angeles Rams. The 25-year-old made 100 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, five interceptions, 27 pass knockdowns, and one forced fumble over 48 games at the University of Wisconsin.

Easterling was in training camp with the New York Giants this past season, though he did not make the club’s final roster. The six-foot, 206-pound native of Fairborn, Ohio played 39 games over four seasons at Dayton University and made 272 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, one sack, nine interceptions, two knockdowns, three forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.

Cray Jr. made 39 total tackles, one tackle for loss, one interception, and 13 knockdowns over 11 games at Old Dominion University in 2021. The The five-foot-nine, 175-pound native of Lake City, Fla. began his collegiate career at Western Kentucky University where he made 75 total tackles, four tackles for loss, three interceptions, 19 knockdowns. and one fumble recovery over 41 games.