On the first day of the negotiation window, the Tiger-Cats re-signed American defensive end, Malik Carney. Carney played 17 games and started six for the Tiger-Cats during the 2022 season. The 6’3″ 245-pound pass rusher produced 30 tackles, one tackle for loss, seven sacks, one batted pass, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.
In addition, Carney’s seven quarterback sacks led the Hamilton defence during the 2022 season. During the 2022 season, the Tiger-Cats increased their playmaking ability each week. Carney’s pressure on opposing quarterbacks was a driving factor for Tiger-Cat’s improved defensive efforts.
The 27-year-old Carney from Alexandria, Virginia, has appeared in 21 games over the last two seasons. During his time with the Tiger-Cats, Carney has developed into a consistent playmaker on the Hamilton defensive line. Before joining the Tiger-Cats franchise, Carney spent the 2019-2020 seasons with the Denver Broncos, and in 2019 Carney had the opportunity to gain experience with the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions.
Before entering the NFL and CFL competitive world, Carney played college football at the University of North Carolina from 2015 until 2018. While playing for the Tar Heels, Carney produced 176 tackles, 32.5 tackles for loss, 17 sacks, four batted passes, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and one fumble recovery for a touchdown.
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