The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Tuesday the football club has signed national defensive back Jacob Dearborn and American receiver Chris Coleman.
Dearborn, 29, has suited up in 10 games over two seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, registering 24 total tackles, including 18 defensive tackles and two interceptions. The 6’3, 200-pound native of Yarker, Ontario originally signed with the Riders in 2019 as an undrafted free agent after spending three seasons at Carleton University (2016-19). In addition to his football talent, Dearborn also represented Canada at the 2022 Winter Olympic games, finishing 23rd in the 4-man bobsleigh.
Coleman, 24, previously signed with the Tiger-Cats in September and spent time with the National Football League’s Miami Dolphins (2023) after originally signing with the club as an undrafted free agent. The 5’11, 192-pound native of Bakersfield, California played 11 games over two seasons (2021-22) at Cal Poly University, recording 48 receptions for 702 yards and five touchdowns. Coleman began his collegiate career at Fresno State University, where he played both defensive back and receiver, suiting up in 24 games over four seasons (2018-20), recording 16 receptions for 265 yards and one touchdown.
The football club also announced the following player has been released: