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Hamilton Tiger-Cats Extend Contract For National Offensive Lineman David Beard

The Tiger-Cats have announced that they have signed National offensive lineman David Beard to a contract extension. The Tiger-Cats acquired Beard during the 2022 season in a trade with the Edmonton Elks. In exchange for Beard, Hamilton sent National offensive lineman Jesse Gibbon, and a 2nd round 2023 CFL Draft pick to Edmonton.

During the 2022 season, Beard played in 17 games, including ten games with the Edmonton Elks and seven with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He started at centre in six of the seven games Beard played for the Tiger-Cats. Centre was a high-need position for the Tiger-Cats due to multiple injury situations to Alex Fontana. Recently, the Tiger-Cats released Fontana, which may indicate that Beard will be Hamilton’s center heading into the 2023 season.

Beard is a 6’5″, 320-pound native of Sherwood Park, Alberta. He is a seven-year veteran of the CFL; from 2015 until 2022, he spent six seasons with Edmonton and the second half of the 2022 season with the Tiger-Cats. Throughout those seven seasons, Beard has played in 101 games, and in 2019 he was named the Elks Most Outstanding Lineman.

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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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