Official: Hamilton Tiger-Cats sign DL Brandon Barlow from Toronto Argonauts

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have officially signed American defensive lineman Brandon Barlow to a two-year contract.

The 26-year-old played 14 games for the Toronto Argonauts in 2023, starting two as part of a rotation that included Thomas Costigan and Robbie Smith. Despite not being a regular starter, he finished second on the team behind all-star Folarin Orimolade with nine sacks, adding 30 defensive tackles, two special teams tackles, and two forced fumbles.

The six-foot-four, 260-pound edge rusher initially joined the Argos as a free agent in August 2022, suiting up for 10 games as a rookie. He made 18 defensive tackles, one special teams tackle, and one sack to help Toronto win the 109th Grey Cup in Regina.

Prior to his time in the CFL, Barlow spent six years at Boston College from 2016 to 2021. In 50 games for the Eagles, he made 128 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.

The Ticats will open their 2024 regular season by visiting the Calgary Stampeders at McMahon Stadium on Friday, June 7.