Ticats sign former Last Chance U receiver Calvin Jackson Jr., one other

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have added a pair of players to their training camp roster, including American receiver Calvin Jackson Jr. and Canadian running back Keon Edwards.

Jackson Jr. was featured on season three of the hit Netflix docuseries Last Chance U while attending Independence Community College, but later spent four seasons at Washington State University. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla. native suited up in 31 games for the Cougars, hauling in 104 passes for 1,403 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was named second-team All-Pac 12 in 2021 after registering 66 receptions for 987 yards and seven majors.

The five-foot-10, 194-pound receiver went unselected in the 2022 NFL Draft but later signed with the New York Jets, making four catches for 19 yards and two touchdowns in three preseason games. He was released as part of final roster cuts and later spent time on the practice roster of the Miami Dolphins.

Edwards went unselected in the 2023 CFL Draft after an illustrious career at Western University. The five-foot-11, 230-pound ball carrier was a critical part of the Mustangs’ Vanier Cup championship run in 2021, taking home second-team OUA all-star and All-Canadian honours in the process. He would go on to post career numbers in 2022, earning first-team status while being named the OUA’s Most Valuable Player.

In 28 career games over three seasons, the native of Toronto registered 373 carries for 2,653 yards with 27 rushing touchdowns while adding 19 receptions for 228 yards and one touchdown.

In corresponding moves, the team released Canadian receiver Caleb Morin, their eighth-round draft pick from the University of Saskatchewan, and placed veteran National running back Sean Thomas-Erlington on the six-game injured list.