Sources: Hamilton Tiger-Cats agree to terms with DB Jamal Peters

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have agreed to terms with American defensive back Jamal Peters and, barring anything unforeseen, he’s expected to sign with the team, per sources.

The Ticats have made Peters the highest-paid defensive back in the CFL.

The 27-year-old began the 2023 season with Atlanta but the Falcons released him in June, one month before the start of training camp. He re-joined the Toronto Argonauts shortly after, recording 32 defensive tackles, four interceptions and two forced fumbles in 13 games for the Double Blue.

Peters started 15 games for the Argos at boundary cornerback in 2022 and recorded 57 tackles, six interceptions, one sack and one touchdown en route to being named a CFL all-star. He started the East Final and Grey Cup while making eight tackles and one forced fumble to help the Argos win a CFL championship.

The native of Bassfield, Mis. signed with Toronto in February 2021 and spent time on the practice roster before making his professional debut in Week 2. He dressed for eight games, recording 32 tackles and one interception.

The six-foot-two, 220-pound cover man went unselected in the 2019 NFL Draft following a four-year collegiate career at Mississippi State University. He signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent but was released shortly after with an injury settlement.

Peters was 3DownNation‘s No. 5-ranked pending free agent.

Pending free agents can negotiate with teams across the league during the current window, which closes on Feb. 11. Players can agree to terms on a contract with a particular team for 2024, however, these deals aren’t legally binding and can’t be finalized or made official until after free agency opens on Feb. 13.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.