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At the Deadline: Laurent inks extension with ‘Cats minutes before FA

HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have extended national defensive lineman Ted Laurent to a two-year contract, the team announced on Tuesday.

Laurent made 12 starts at defensive tackle for the Tiger-Cats last season, posting 13 defensive tackles, four quarterback sacks, five quarterback pressures one tackle for loss and one forced fumble.

The six-foot-one, 299-pound defensive tackle signed with the Ticats as a free agent in 2014 and had one of his best seasons with the Tabbies that year. Laurent collected 22 tackles and nine sacks on his way to being named the East Divisions nominee for Most Outstanding Canadian and was named a CFL and East Division All-Star.


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Laurent followed up that season with back-to-back All-Star nods in 2015 and 2016.

Laurent was drafted by the Edmonton Eskimos in the 2011 supplemental draft and spent three seasons with the Eskimos. In 48 games with the Esks, the 30-year-old tallied 65 tackles, 11 sacks and two forced fumbles. He was named a West Division All-Star in 2012.