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Wednesday, February 10, 2016


As of early Wednesday morning the Hamilton Tiger-Cats had yet to officially announce the re-signing of free agent Canadians Ted Laurent and Andy Fantuz.

However Drew Edwards of the Hamilton Spectator is reporting the Ticats have in fact signed Laurent - a veteran defensive tackle who was considered the most-prized free agent on the market - two a two-year deal which will pay the Ole Miss product $240,000 in 2016 and $270,000 in 2017.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Montreal Alouettes were also reportedly interested in Laurent's services.

Meanwhile Edwards reports Fantuz will be back in Hamilton for a fifth season after signing a new deal with the Tabbies however financial terms were not disclosed.

Wednesday marks Day 2 of CFL 2016 Free Agency and it promises to be another busy day, just like Tuesday.  Multiple reports suggest the Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed Canadian receiver Shamawd Chambers - a former first round pick of the Edmonton Eskimos - however the team has yet to confirm it.  The signing was reportedly announced on Facebook by Chambers' mother.

When Roughriders Head Coach & GM Chris Jones left his Tuesday news conference at Mosaic Stadium, he cheerfully mentioned to reporters, "We'll see ya'll tomorrow!" which was an indication that Wednesday will be another busy day.