Five-year veteran started 13 games at Sam linebacker in 2022
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Friday, the football club has signed American defensive back Chris Edwards.
Edwards, 30, started 13 games in 2022 at the Sam linebacker position for the Toronto Argonauts in 2022, registering 37 total tackles, three tackles for loss, three pass knockdowns, two interceptions, two touchdowns and one forced fumble. The 6’2, 217-pound native of Detroit, Michigan has played 80 games over his five seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Argonauts (2021-22), BC Lions (2019) and Edmonton (2017-18), totalling 195 total tackles, four quarterback sacks, nine interceptions, five touchdowns and five forced fumbles. He was named a CFL All-Star and an East Division All-Star in 2021.
The Idaho University product began his professional career in the National Football League with the Oakland Raiders (2016). He also spent time in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers (2020-21).