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Wide Receiver Steven Dunbar Jr. Returns to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and head coach Scott Milanovich continue to look for a playmaker at the wide receiver position as training camp ends and Hamilton prepares to play their final pre-season game of 2024. According to the CFL Transactions list, the Tiger-Cats released American wide receiver Johnny King to start the week. Along with releasing King, the Tiger-Cats have announced that they have signed American wide receiver Steven Dunbar Jr. to their roster.

Steven Dunbar Jr. started his CFL career with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2021. Dunbar Jr. played in 32 games with the Tiger-Cats from 2021 until the end of the 2022 CFL season. While playing for the Tiger-Cats, Dunbar Jr. caught 116 passes for 1,630 yards and ten touchdowns. The 2022 season was a breakout season for Dunbar Jr., during which he saw a career-high 72 passes for 1,000 yards and six touchdowns, and he was named a CFL East All-Star.

After the 2022 season, Dunbar Jr. signed with the Edmonton Elks as a free agent in 2023. While playing for the Elks, he appeared in 13 games and caught 39 passes for 536 yards, resulting in five touchdowns. After the 2023 CFL season, Dunbar Jr. signed with the Houston Roughnecks of the UFL after being released by Edmonton. During the 2024 UFL season, Dunbar Jr. caught one pass for 19 yards before being released by the Roughnecks.

The 6’3″, 200-pound native of New Orleans returns to the Tiger-Cats during a time in which Hamilton is looking for dependable wide receivers. During his time in Hamilton, Dunbar Jr. showed he could be a top wide receiver in the CFL. The Tiger-Cats organization welcomes Dunbar Jr. back as they prepare to face the Toronto Argonauts in their final pre-season game on Friday, May 31st, at 7 pm EDT.

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