Hamilton Tiger-Cats sign former NFL defensive back Avery Young

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed American defensive back Avery Young.

The six-foot, 220-pound native of Coatesville, Pa. went unselected in the 2023 NFL Draft before stints with the San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The 24-year-old made 326 total tackles, 10 tackles for loss, three quarterback sacks, three interceptions, 26 passes defensed, five forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery over 57 career collegiate games at Rutgers University. He was named an All-Big Ten honourable mention in 2022.

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