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From The NFL To The CFL: Cameron Batson Signs with Hamilton

To start the new year, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have been investing their time in finding dynamic skills players who have shown the ability to produce plays from multiple positions on the field. Earlier this week, the Tiger-Cats signed American wide receiver Devon Williams from the USFL and American defensive back Shabari Davis Jr. from the XFL. According to the CFL Transactions list, the trend of signing American skills players continues this week as Hamilton has signed former NFL wide receiver Cameron Batson.

Batson is a 28-year-old, 5’8″, 175-pound wide receiver from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The American wide receiver brings NFL experience to Hamilton after playing with the Tennessee Titans from 2018 until 2021 after signing with Tennessee as an undrafted free agent in 2018. While playing for the Titans, Batson played 27 games and started three games. As a receiver for the Titans, Batson had 22 catches for 197 yards, two touchdowns, seven rushing attempts for 36 yards, and 19 returns on special teams for 315 yards.

After leaving the Tennessee Titans, Batson signed with the Atlanta Falcons to their practice squad in 2022. Unfortunately, Batson found himself on the wrong side of a legal situation in which he had an altercation with a police officer and fled the scene. The Falcons officially released Batson on January 2, 2023.

Before his NFL career, Batson played college football at Texas Tech for four seasons from 2014 until 2017. Batson played in 50 games for the Red Raiders, catching 157 passes for 1,499 yards and 14 touchdowns. During his senior year, he had 59 catches for 487 yards and five touchdowns, 14 kick returns for 308 yards, and 17 punt returns for 91 yards.

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Aaron Sauter is a 23-veteran high school football coach that is also an fan of all levels of football. He is especially interested in alternative football leagues like the CFL, UFL, and IFL. Aaron enjoys analyzing innovative schemes on offense and defense during his free time.
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