The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Monday, the football club has signed national offensive lineman Alex Fontana and American placekicker Jonathan Garibay.

Fontana, 28, started seven games at centre for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2022. The 6’2, 300-pound native of Toronto, Ontario has suited up in 25 games over his two seasons in the CFL with the Tiger-Cats (2022) and Redblacks (2019) and was originally selected by Ottawa in the first round, seventh overall in the 2019 Canadian Football League Draft. Fontana played 27 games over four seasons collegiately at three schools including Kansas (2018), Houston (2016-17) and New Mexico Military Institute (2014-15).

Garibay, 23, most recently spent time with the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys (2022) after signing with the club as an undrafted free agent. The 5’11, 217-pound native of Riverside, California suited up in 17 games over two seasons at Texas Tech University (2020-21), where he converted 23 of 27 field goal attempts (85.2%) with a long of 62 yards. Garibay began his collegiate career at Riverside City College where he played two seasons (2017-18) for his hometown school.

The football club also announced the following players have been added to the suspended list:

AME—QB—Jamie Newman
AME—DL—McKinley Williams

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