Ticats ink QB Taylor Powell to one-year contract extension through 2025

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed quarterback Taylor Powell to a contract extension through the 2025 season. He was originally scheduled to become a free agent after this year.

The 25-year-old suited up in 16 games for the Ticats as a rookie, including making nine starts in place of the injured Bo Levi Mitchell. The six-foot-two, 207-pound native of Fayetteville, Arkansas, completed 67.4 percent of his passes for 2,283 yards, 10 touchdowns and nine interceptions while adding 28 carries for 196 yards and one touchdown.

Before joining the Tiger-Cats at the start of training camp last season, Powell attended rookie camp with the National Football League’s Carolina Panthers (2023). He played his college football at three schools with stops at Missouri (2017-19), Troy (2021) and Eastern Michigan (2022).

Powell is currently second on the depth chart behind Mitchell, who has been seen wearing a walking boot prior to the start of training camp. Kevin Thomson and Harrison Frost are the only other quarterbacks on the roster.

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