February 18, 2012

Ticats strike again, add trio through free agency


HAMILTON, Ont — A day after landing one of the biggest CFL free agents, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats signed three more Saturday.

The Ticats signed linebacker Kevin Eiben, defensive end Greg Peach and offensive lineman Tim O’Neill. The moves come after Hamilton signed Canadian-born slotback Andy Fantuz to a four-year deal.

The six-foot-one, 216-pound Eiben spent 11 seasons with the Toronto Argonauts. The native of Delta, B.C., appeared in 162 career games with the Double Blue, registering 704 tackles, 15 sacks, 10 interceptions and 11 fumble recoveries but missed most of last year with a torn pectoral muscle.

The six-foot-three, 255-pound Peach spent the previous three seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos, recording 94 tackles and 13 sacks.

O’Neill, a six-foot-three, 305-pound Victoria native spent the last four years with the Calgary Stampeders. He appeared in all of the club’s 18 regular-season games last year, starting 15 at centre.