Hamilton Tiger-Cats sign standout Kent State LB Marvin Pierre

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed American linebacker Marvin Pierre.

The six-foot-one, 221-pound defender signed with the Arizona Cardinals after going unselected in the 2023 NFL Draft but was released before training camp got underway. He later signed with the Green Bay Packers and dressed for one preseason game, though he was waived as part of cutdown day.

The native of Rahway, N.J. played his final two seasons of collegiate football at Kent State University, recording 150 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, and one interception. He previously played at Murray State University in Murray, Kan. and Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan.

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