HAMILTON -- The Tiger-Cats have strengthened their defence with the signing of all-star Canadian defensive tackle Ted Laurent, the team announced this afternoon.
Laurent, a 6-1, 303-pound native of Montreal, Quebec, totaled 73 defensive tackles, 11 quarterback sacks and five tackles for a loss over three seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos after selected him in the 2011 CFL Supplemental Draft. He was named a West Division All-Star and the Eskimos' Most Outstanding Canadian in 2012 after racking up six quarterback sacks and 18 defensive tackles.
Last season, the 26-year-old made 36 defensive tackles, four quarterback sacks, three tackles for a loss and one forced fumble in 18 games.
During his collegiate career at Ole Miss, Laurent posted 57 tackles, 13 tackles for a loss and 3.5 quarterback sacks over 45 contests.