February 6, 2024

All-Star DB Jamal Peters joins Ticats

Kevin Sousa/CFL.ca

HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have added a big reinforcement to their secondary.

Free agent defensive back Jamal Peters has switched sides in one of the CFL’s greatest rivalries, agreeing to a deal with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Tuesday.

TSN’s Farhan Lalji had previously reported on Feb. 6 that Peters would sign with Hamilton upon becoming a free agent.

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Peters, 27, started 13 games for the Toronto Argonauts last season, registering 32 defensive tackles, including two tackles for loss, four interceptions, five pass knockdowns and two forced fumbles. The six-foot-two, 220-pound native of Bassfield, MS has suited up in 36 games over his three seasons in the CFL, with the Argos (2021-2022, ’23), totalling 120 defensive tackles, six tackles for loss, one quarterback sack, 11 interceptions, 19 pass knockdowns, two forced fumbles and one defensive touchdown. He was named a CFL and East Division All-Star in 2022.

Collegiately, Peters played 45 games over four seasons at Mississippi State University (2015-2018) before signing with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent. Following his All-Star season in 2022, Peters returned to the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons and spent time with the club before signing with the Argos in July 2023.

The 27-year-old defensive back helped the Argos to a Grey Cup win in 2022.

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