Hamilton Tiger-Cats sign former NFL draft pick Dezmon Patmon, one other

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed American receiver Dezmon Patmon following his recent release from the B.C. Lions.

The native of San Diego, Calif. was a sixth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts and played 10 games over three seasons with the team, making four catches for 45 yards and one touchdown. He later had stints with the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, and the UFL’s Michigan Panthers.

The six-foot-four, 225-pound target caught 156 passes for 1,976 yards and 13 touchdowns over 42 collegiate games at Washington State University. The 25-year-old ran a 4.48-second forty-yard dash at the NFL Combine along with a 36-inch vertical jump and 132-inch broad jump.

The Ticats have also signed Global punter Nik Constantinou, who was the fifth overall pick in the 2024 CFL Global Draft. The six-foot-three, 225-pounder recently attended rookie minicamp with the Denver Broncos but didn’t sign with the team.

The native of Melbourne, Australia played 48 collegiate games at Texas A&M University, punting 191 times for an average of 42.8 yards. 77 of his punts landed inside the 20-yard line, while 39 went for 50 yards or more.

Hamilton has also released American defensive lineman Jarrod Hewitt and suspended American defensive back Shabari Davis Jr. Hewitt dressed for eight games with the team last season, recording five defensive tackles.

The Ticats also confirmed the signing of Canadian defensive lineman David Menard, which was first reported by 3DownNation on Sunday.