As the 2023 training camp approaches, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats continue to sign players as they attempt to complete their 2023 pre-season roster. The defensive backfield is an area where the Tiger-Cats must continue to add quality players as they enter the season. Carthell Flowers-Lloyd comes to the Tiger-Cats after a successful collegiate career at NCAA FBS Eastern Michigan and NCAA FCS Stony Brook.
Flowers-Lloyd is a 6’2″, 205-pound American defensive back from Syracuse, New York. His college football career began at Eastern Michigan University. During his three-year career at Eastern Michigan, he played 31 games throughout three seasons. While playing for the Eagles, he accumulated 12 solo tackles and 13 assists.
In 2022, Flowers-Lloyd transferred to Stony Brook, and the opportunity allowed him to make a much more significant impact on the field. While at Stony Brook, he played in 10 games and accumulated 40 solo tackles, 30 assists, and 14 tackles for loss, including two quarterback sacks, one interception for a touchdown, one fumble recovery for a touchdown, four pass breakups, and one forced fumble. Flowers-Lloyd also established a reputation for being strong against the running and passing games.
Carthell Flowers-Lloyd is an essential acquisition for the Tiger-Cats due to their need for high-quality defensive backs. The Hamilton defensive backfield looks thin, and a player of the caliber of Flowers-Lloyd could compete for a starting role. At the very least, he could provide adequate support as injuries change the Tiger-Cat’s defensive lineup throughout a long CFL season.
Other Active Roster Addition
The Tiger-Cats have also signed punter Bailey Flint to their active roster. Hamilton selected Flint as the 2nd overall pick in the 2022 Global Draft. Flint is a 6’4″, 210-pound punter native of Melbourne, Australia.
Flint played five seasons of college football at the University of Toledo. While at Toledo, Flint punted the ball 211 times for 8,501 yards for an average of 40.3 yards per punt. He placed the ball inside the 20-yard line 83 times and forced 75 fair catches.
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