January 2, 2020

Ticats release Addison to pursue NFL opportunities

Geoff Robins/

HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Thursday that the football club has released American wide receiver Bralon Addison so he can pursue opportunities in the National Football League.

Addison was slated to become a free agent in February.

Addison, 26, started 16 games at wide receiver for the Tiger-Cats in 2019, ranking among CFL leaders in all major receiving categories, including receptions (4th – 95), yards (5th – 1,236) and touchdowns (6th – 7), as well as targets (6th – 126). 

The 5-9, 197-pound native of Missouri City, Texas also added 36 carries for 218 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown and was named a CFL All-Star for the first time in his career. His 95 receptions tied Tony Champion (1989) for the sixth-best single-season total in Tiger-Cats’ franchise history.