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Tiger-Cats Secure Five New Players, Including Wide Receiver Luther Hakunvanhu

According to the CFL Transactions list and 3 Down Nation, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats signed five players on the first day of the CFL Free Agency period. The newest additions to the Tiger-Cats roster are:

Before the official start of the free agency period, the Tiger-Cats re-signed wide receiver Terry Godwin II and defensive back Richard Leonard.

Additional players expected to sign with the Tiger-Cats are defensive back Jamal Peters and defensive linemen Brandon Barlow and Dwayne Hendrix. Peters, Barlow, and Hendrix agreed to terms with the Tiger-Cats during the negotiation week before the start of the free agency period.

In addition to the new players added to the Tiger-Cats roster, many free agents from Hamilton have been allowed to become free agents and removed from the Tiger-Cats roster. Several notable players not signed by the Tiger-Cats are CFL All-Star wide receiver Tim White, CFL veteran offensive lineman Chris Van Zeyl, and iconic Tiger-Cats linebacker Simoni Lawrence. Many of the players signed by Hamilton to start free agency at wide receiver and linebacker show that Hamilton does not intend to overpay for players that have now entered the CFL free agent market.

Newest Additions To The Tiger-Cats Roster

Wide receiver Luther Hakunavanhu is a three-year CFL veteran who has spent the last three seasons playing for the Calgary Stampeders. Hakunavanhu is originally from Zimbabwe but played U Sports football at York. The Calgary Stampeders drafted Hakunavanhu in the fifth round of the 2021 CFL draft and has played in 35 games for the Stampeders. While playing for the Stampeders, Hakunavanhu caught 57 passes for 842 yards and scored eight touchdowns.

Fullback James Tuck has played seven seasons in the CFL and has played in 91 games during his CFL career. Tuck has played for the Montreal Alouettes (2016, 2023), Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2016), Toronto Argonauts (2017), Edmonton Elks (2019-2021), and the Saskatchewan RoughRiders. The 6’0″, 230-pound fullback is a native of Aurora, Ontario, and he also played U Sports football at York.

Offensive lineman Evan Johnson is a 6’4″, 290-pound native of Regina, Saskatchewan. Johnson played U Sports football for the Saskatchewan Huskies, and he has played 101 games in the CFL and started in 82 of those games. During his CFL career, he has played for the Ottawa Redblacks (2017-2020) and the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2021-2023).

Linebacker Rayshawn Wilborn is a 6’4″, 224-pound native of Lansing, Michigan. Wilborn played college football at Ball State University, where he played in 24 games and recorded 166 tackles and three quarterback sacks. Before signing with Hamilton, Wilborn spent time with the Green Bay Packers (2021-2022), Denver Broncos (2022-2023), and the New York Giants in 2023.

Linebacker Enoch Penney-Laryea returns to Hamilton after playing two games for the Tiger-Cats during the 2023 season. Before coming to Hamilton, Penney-Laryea played for the Toronto Argonauts in 2022, where he played in 15 games and returned a fumble for a defensive touchdown. Penny-Laryea is a native of Tuckahoe, New York, but he played U Sports football at McMaster.

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