The Tiger-Cats have announced that they have signed American wide receiver Kahlil Lewis and defensive back Cortez Davis. Both players bring prior NFL experience to the Tiger-Cats 2023 roster. Hamilton continues to add fresh talent to their roster to continue the efforts to build up their roster depth heading into the 2023 season.
Let’s look at the path that has brought Lewis and Davis to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the CFL.
Kahlil Lewis is a 5’10”, 190-pound wide receiver from Miramar, Florida. In 2021, Lewis appeared in training camp with the Tiger-Cats. In 2019, the Atlanta Falcons signed Lewis as an undrafted free agent, and he also spent time with the Seattle Seahawks during the 2019 NFL season. The receiver played with the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks in 2020 and Philadelphia Stars in the USFL in 2022.
Lewis played college football at the University of Cincinnati, and he played in 48 games from 2015 until 2018. While playing receiver for the Bearcats, he accumulated 168 receptions for 2,116 receiving yards. He also scored 21 touchdowns while playing at the University of Cincinnati.
Cortez Davis is a 5’11”, 180-pound defensive back from Decatur, Georgia. In 2022, Davis spent time with the Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals, and he started the 2023 XFL season with the DC Defenders. Before starting his professional football journey, Davis played football at the University of Hawaii for three seasons. During his career at Hawaii, he produced 131 tackles, eight tackles for loss, one sack, two interceptions, 34 pass breakups, and he forced three fumbles. Before playing for Hawaii, he also played at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga from 2016 until 2017 and spent one season at Itawamba Community College.
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