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HAMILTON -- Non-import linebacker Shomari Williams becomes the second defender out of Regina, signing a contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The Cats also announced the signing of former Stampeders DL Brian Bulcke.

Entering his third fourth year as a pro, Williams has established himself as one of the more versatile defenders in the game, playing linebacker and defensive line at times.  

"I would've like to stay in Saskatchewan but going to Hamilton is a good fit for me,'' Williams said. "It's a lot closer to home and I'm going to a very good team.''

Last season was Williams’ best, racking up 59 defensive tackles, 8 special teams tackles and 2 quarterback sacks.  He currently sits with 122 total tackles, 5 quarterback sacks and an interception for his career.

The Queen’s product was one of the most highly-touted prospects to enter the CFL Canadian Draft in recent years and went 1st overall to Sasaktchewan in 2010.

Bulcke, meanwhile, appeared in 14 games for the Stamps in 2012, registering a career-high 18 tackles and two sacks in the process.
Bulcke played 35 games over four seasons for the Stanford Cardinal.

He played defensive tackle and nose guard and also had one start at linebacker as a freshman in 2006. Over the course of his collegiate career, he amassed 51 tackles, five sacks and one fumble recovery. The first sack of his career came during his sophomore season in a game against Notre Dame. In 2008, he had a two-sack game against UCLA.

Fan Comments
Solid sign by the Tabbies. I an article on cfl.ca earlier about non-import F-A`s, I had indicated that Non-import linebacker Shomari Williams was the gem of the crop.

Well done Hammer and look forward to seeing Williams roam the turf from sideline to sideline in black & gold.
February 16, 2013 - 10:48am
Well, Williams has failed to prove any consistency and starting capability. Good luck to him, I know he wants it and maybe with a fresh start he'll find the guts and glory. More the guts to do it, instead of waiting for it to be handed to him. First round doesn't always make it a given.
February 15, 2013 - 11:29pm
Ticats have also landed former Argo DB McCullough - reunited with Steinauer! Another good signing! Good luck with "Tis" ar!! LOL LOL!!
February 15, 2013 - 11:16pm
als rule
TFmcb your sour grapes again is only the seal of approval on this deal for montreal and A CB tisdale!! so thank you!!
February 16, 2013 - 10:50am
GC Bound
I am disgusted with the loss of KEY KEY players to the Ti-Cats (Boy Austin sure knows what he's doing) I question the stupid decisions by our Football Operations Person??!
Obviously,BIG MONEY was put elswhere (Receiver) that should have been put into these two players that left!! Mann
February 15, 2013 - 6:03pm
als rule
well austin's ticats make big splash today signing C LB williams(riders) and C DL bulcke(stamps)!! 2 new Cs in the cats front 7!! cats win the day so far in F/Agency!! A LB brackenridge re-signs with roughriders who also sign A CB dwight anderson(montreal)!! thank you saskatchewan and good luck with dwight!! LOL LOL LOL
February 15, 2013 - 5:45pm
Good signings by the Ticats - can replace the released Eddie Steele on the D line and give some depth at LB.
February 15, 2013 - 5:35pm