The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced today that they have signed import defensive back James Patrick.
Patrick, a 5-11, 188-pound native of Tuskegee, Alabama joins the Ticats after recording 227 defensive tackles, 18 interceptions and five fumble recoveries in 86 games over five seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Patrick enjoyed his best season in 2010, when he was named a CFL All-Star and the Roughriders Most Outstanding Defensive Player after leading the league with nine interceptions.
“As a former all-star, James is a proven player in the CFL and will be a welcome addition to our secondary,” said Vice President of Football Operations, General Manager and Head Coach Kent Austin.
Meanwhile, the Edmonton Eskimos have announced former Riders head coach Greg Marshall is their new defensive co-ordinator.