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Tiger-Cats Sign Offensive Lineman Rhaney and Wide Receiver Leslie

May 23, 2019 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Hamilton Tiger-Cats News Release

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Thursday the football club has signed two international players, including offensive lineman Demetrius Rhaney and wide receiver Jordan Leslie.

Rhaney, 26, played 33 games in the National Football League, including one start at centre, with the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams (2015-16) and Washington Redskins (2017-18). Selected in the seventh round, 250th overall, in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Rams, Rhaney also spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2017) before playing eight games in 2019 with the Alliance of American Football's Memphis Express. The 6-2, 305-pound native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida split his collegiate career between Ellsworth Community College (2010-11) and Tennessee State University (2012-13).

Leslie, 27, played two games for the NFL's Cleveland Browns in 2017, registering two receptions for 26 yards. The 6-2, 205-pound wide receiver also spent time in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons, Tennessee Titans and Denver Broncos. Leslie played in eight games in 2019 with the AAF's Salt Lake Stallions, posting 10 receptions for 71 yards and one receiving touchdown.

Prior to turning pro, Leslie played three seasons at the University of Texas El Paso (2011-13) and one season at Brigham Young University (2014). In a combined 49 collegiate games, the Houston, Texas native registered 180 receptions for 2,794 yards and 21 receiving touchdowns, with seven carries for 38 yards and one rushing touchdown.

The Tiger-Cats also announced the following two players have been released:

INT - WR - Rashad Lawrence

NAT - DB - Nicholas Parisotto


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