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Tiger-Cats Re-Sign Capicciotti to Two-Year Contract

February 3, 2018 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Hamilton Tiger-Cats News Release

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Thursday that the football club has re-signed national defensive end Justin Capicciotti to a two-year contract.

Capicciotti, 28, appeared in all 18 regular season games with Hamilton last season making 16 starts at defensive end. The 6-3, 235-pound native of Toronto, Ontario, was second on the Tiger-Cats with seven quarterback sacks, while adding 40 defensive tackles, four special teams tackles, three tackles for loss, seven quarterback pressures, one forced fumble and one pass knock down. He was acquired by the Ticats from the Saskatchewan Roughriders on October 10, 2016, along with offensive lineman Xavier Fulton in exchange for defensive tackle Linden Gaydosh, wide receiver Tommy Streeter, and fourth and seventh round selections in the 2017 CFL Draft.

In 93-career CFL games with the Edmonton Eskimos (2012-13), Ottawa Redblacks (2014-15), Roughriders (2016) and Tiger-Cats (2016-17), Capicciotti has recorded 178 defensive tackles, 17 special teams tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 34 quarterback sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and four pass knock downs. Prior to turning pro, the 2015 CFL East Division All-Star suited up for the Simon Fraser Clan where he was named Great Northwest Athletic Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2011 after finishing the season with 10 sacks.

The Tiger-Cats also announced Thursday that t he following player has been released: INT - DB - Emanuel Davis.

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