May 18, 2019

Ticats ink Van Zeyl through 2020

HAMILTON — It seems Chris Van Zeyl didn’t take long to find work.

The veteran offensive tackle will move down the QEW, signing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats hours after being released by the Argos.

The move was officially announced Sunday after initially being reported by TSN’s Farhan Lalji on Saturday evening.

Van Zeyl, 35, is a ratio-breaker, one of just a couple of starting Canadians at his position. He could make an immediate impact for the Ticats, who initially seemed destined to start two American tackles.

A third-round draft choice of the Montreal Alouettes in 2007, the six-foot-six, 308-pound lineman signed with Toronto on Sept. 5, 2008 and played 156 games for the Boatmen, tied for 16th all-time in Argo history. The Fonthill, Ont. native won Grey Cups in 2012 and 2017 with the Argos.