Multiple media sources, including 3 Down Nation, have announced that defensive lineman Brandon Barlow and defensive back Jamal Peters have agreed to terms with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. CFL free agency officially begins on Tuesday, February 13th, at noon EST. Still, this week is the CFL negotiation period, which allows teams to negotiate with free agents they intend to sign as free agents. Barlow and Peters have “agreed to terms” with the Tiger-Cats and should sign with Hamilton when the free agency period begins.
Leading From The Back
When Jamal Peters signs with the Tiger-Cats, Hamilton will reportedly make him the highest-paid defensive back in the CFL. Peters is a 3-year CFL veteran who has spent his career with the Toronto Argonauts during the 2021, 2022, and 2023 seasons. While playing for Toronto, Peters played in 36 games and intercepted 11 passes, including one for a touchdown, recording 120 total tackles and one quarterback sack.
The 6’2″, 217-pound Peters will have an opportunity to elevate the quality of play in the Tiger-Cats defensive backfield. Hamilton’s defensive secondary has been a strength of the Tiger-Cats for several years, but they have had several injuries each season. Peters has played in 36 games in three seasons and has started in all 36 of those games, and he helped the Argonauts win the Grey Cup during the 2022 season.
Applying Pressure To Quarterbacks
According to reports, defensive lineman Brandon Barlow should also sign with the Tiger-Cats when free agency begins on Tuesday. Like Peters, Barlow has played only for the Toronto Argonauts during the 2022 and 2023 seasons. Barlow has primarily been a rotational defensive lineman for the Argonauts, playing in 29 games but only starting two of those games. While playing for Toronto, Barlow registered 48 total tackles, with 9.0 quarterback sacks.
Barlow is a 6’4″, 260-pound defensive lineman who played college football at Boston College from 2016 until 2021. While playing for the Eagles, he played in 47 games and had 127 total tackles and 4.5 quarterback sacks. Hamilton is hoping to have Barlow add a boost to their pass rush.
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