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Tiger-Cats Add DT Mason; Release a Pair of Defensive Backs

As the Hamilton Tiger-Cats embark on the second week of their 2024 training camp, the CFL Transactions list reveals a series of strategic adjustments to the team’s defensive line and backfield. The promising defensive tackle Trevon Mason is the latest addition to the Tiger-Cats’ defensive line. In a calculated move, Hamilton has also released National defensive back Frederik Lesieur and American defensive back Micheal Jacquet. Additionally, the Tiger-Cats have placed American defensive back Will Sunderland on the 6-Game Injured List, demonstrating their careful management of the team’s resources.

Trevon Mason comes to Hamilton after signing the Edmonton Elks in January 2024. Before signing with the Elks, Mason played a season with the Houston Roughnecks during the 2023 XFL season. While playing for the Roughnecks, Mason played in 10 games in Houston, recording 20 tackles, 2.5 quarterback sacks, and intercepting one pass. In 2022, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Mason as an undrafted free agent.

Before entering the world of professional football, the 6’5″, 290-pound native of Arlington, Texas, started his college football career at Navarro Junior College in Texas. While playing at Navarro, Mason played in 20 games from 2017 until 2018 and registered 49 tackles and 4.0 quarterback sacks. Mason then transferred to the University of Arizona, playing 28 games from 2019 until 2021. While playing for the Wildcats, Mason made 106 tackles and added 3.5 quarterback sacks.

Adding Trevon Mason to the Tiger-Cats’ defensive line is a testament to the team’s strategic vision and commitment to building a robust and competitive roster. Mason joins a group of young defensive linemen who expect to boost the Tiger-Cats defensive front seven. During the free agent signing period, the Tiger-Cats made several strategic moves to collect young and athletic defensive linemen, aiming to rebuild a front seven that veteran players previously dominated. For Mason, signing with the Tiger-Cats is a golden opportunity to prove his worth and contribute to the team’s success in the CFL, a prospect that fills the team and its fans with hope and excitement.

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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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