The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Tuesday the football club has re-signed two American linebackers, including Tyrice Beverette (pictured) and Chris Frey Jr.
Beverette, 25, suited up in 13 regular season games with one start for the Tiger-Cats in 2019, posting nine defensive tackles, a team-high 19 special teams tackles and one fumble recovery. He also played in both of the Tiger-Cats’ playoff games including the 107th Grey Cup. The 6-0, 203-pound native of Lakewood, New Jersey spent time with the National Football League’s Cincinnati Bengals in 2018 after four seasons (2014-17) at Stony Brook University.
Frey Jr., 25, registered three defensive tackles, two special teams tackles and one quarterback sack in the first-five games of the Tiger-Cats’ 2019 season before suffering a season-ending injury July 13 vs. Calgary. The 6-0, 225-pound native of Upper Arlington, Ohio signed as an undrafted free agent with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers in 2018 after four seasons (2014-17) at Michigan State University. Frey Jr., a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, served as a team captain for the Spartans in 2017 and was named the 2017 Holiday Bowl Defensive MVP.