August 28, 2018

Ticats sign Rice; place Williams on 6-game

HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have brought back national offensive lineman Landon Rice, the team announced Tuesday.

Rice, 30, appeared in four games with the Tiger-Cats this season before being traded to the Montreal Alouettes on July 22 as part of Johnny Manziel deal. He suited up in five games with the Alouettes before being released Aug. 23.

The 6-foot-6, 314-pound native of Brandon, Man. has played 62 career CFL games over six seasons with Hamilton (2013-18) and Montreal (2018), starting six times at guard. Rice has also suited up in five playoff games and the 2014 Grey Cup for the Ticats. The University of Manitoba product was originally signed as a free agent by Hamilton April 2, 2013.

The team also announced that international receiver Chris Williams has been placed on the six-game injured list, while international linebacker Jerome Couplin III has been released.

Hamilton’s next game is on Monday, Sept. 3 in the annual Labour Day Classic against the Argos at Tim Hortons Field.