Hamilton Tiger-Cats sign former NFL defensive back Shakur Brown

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed defensive back Shakur Brown and defensive lineman Derrick Tangelo, both of whom spent time in the NFL.

Brown signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers after going unselected in the 2021 NFL Draft and subsequently spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions, and Tennessee Titans. He never dressed for a regular season NFL game.

The five-foot-ten, 190-pound defender played nine games for the XFL’s Arlington Renegades in 2023, recording 34 total tackles and one interception.

The 25-year-old native of Stockbridge, Ga. made 54 total tackles, two tackles for loss, seven interceptions, 16 pass knockdowns, and two sacks over 26 collegiate games at Michigan State University.

Tangelo signed with the Atlanta Falcons after going unselected in the 2022 NFL Draft, though he was waived at the end of training camp.

The six-foot-one, 300-pound native of Gaithersburg, Md. made 29 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, one pass knockdown, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries during his final collegiate at Penn State. He previously spent four seasons at Duke University where he made 114 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, one pass knockdown, five forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.

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