The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Sunday the football club has added national long snapper Aaron Crawford and international defensive end Jamal Marcus to the team’s practice roster.
Crawford, 31, appeared in 17 regular season games for the Tiger-Cats in 2017, serving as the team’s long snapper and registering five special teams tackles before suffering a season-ending knee injury on October 27 at Ottawa. Over five CFL seasons, the 6-4, 263-pound native of Medicine Hat, Alberta has suited up in 67 games with Hamilton, posting one defensive tackle and 19 special teams tackles. Crawford, who played two seasons (2009 & 2011) in the CIS with Saint Mary’s University, also spent time with Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and Toronto after being selected by the Argonauts in the sixth round, 40th overall, in the 2012 CFL Draft.
Marcus, 23, spent time with the Cleveland Browns in 2017. Prior to turning pro, the 6-1, 240-pound defensive end played at Ohio State University from 2012 to 2013 before transferring to the University of Akron for his junior and senior seasons in 2015 and 2016. In 24 games with the Buckeyes from 2012 to 2013, the Durham, North Carolina native started once and registered 29 total tackles, two tackles for loss, two sacks, four pass knockdowns and one forced fumble. In 18 games with the Zips from 2015 to 2016, Marcus started 14 times and compiled 46 total tackles, 19 tackles for loss, eight sacks, one pass knockdown, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.