January 9, 2020

Ted Stays in Tigertown: All-star Laurent inks extension with ‘Cats

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HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Thursday the football club has re-signed national defensive tackle Ted Laurent to a two-year contract. Laurent will return for his seventh season with the Tiger-Cats in 2020.

Laurent was scheduled to become a free agent next month.

Laurent, 32, made 16 appearances with 12 starts at defensive tackle for the Tiger-Cats in 2019, posting 16 defensive tackles, five quarterback sacks and three tackles for loss. The 6-1, 299-pound native of Powder Springs, Georgia also suited up in both of Hamilton’s playoff games, including the 107th Grey Cup in Calgary.

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A dominant interior lineman, Ted Laurent will avoid free agency by returning for his seventh season in Black and Gold with a new deal inked Thursday.

Laurent has appeared in 142 career Canadian Football League games (120 starts) during his nine-year career with the Edmonton Eskimos (2011-13) and Tiger-Cats (2014-19), registering 186 defensive tackles, one special teams tackle, 48 quarterback sacks, seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

The University of Mississippi product is a two-time CFL All-star (2014, 2015), five-time Divisional All-Star (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018), and has been named the Tiger-Cats Most Outstanding Canadian three times (2014, 2015, 2018).