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, 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.

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).

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