The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Wednesday the football club has signed two American players on defence, including linebacker Kyle Wilson (pictured) and defensive end Ronheen Bingham.
Wilson, 24, appeared in three regular season and two playoff games with the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers in 2018, registering four combined tackles overall. The 6-0, 229-pound native of Wichita, Kansas was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Philadelphia Eagles and spent time on the team’s practice roster until October 2018 before joining the Chargers through August 2019. Prior to turning pro, Wilson spent two years at Arkansas State University (2016-17), posting 172 total tackles, 24 tackles for loss, four quarterback sacks, one interception, one pass knock down and one forced fumble in 25 games, and earning Second Team All-Sun Belt honours in 2017. He began his collegiate career at Hutchinson Community College where he helped lead the Blue Dragons to a Jayhawk Conference Championship in 2014 as a freshman.
Bingham, 24, played 25 games over two seasons at Arkansas State University (2017-18), registering 87 total tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss, 14 quarterback sacks, five pass knock downs, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. The 6-2, 242-pound native of Bennettsville, South Carolina earned numerous accolades during his time with the Red Wolves, including being named the 2018 Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year, and receiving First Team and Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference honours in 2018 and 2017, respectively. Bingham also played two seasons at Hutchinson Community College (2015-16), earning First Team All-Region and All-Conference honours in 2016.