Santos-Knox signed: Hamilton Tiger-Cats bring all 3 starting linebackers back for 2022

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Published February 1, 2022 at 4:22 pm

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats re-signed American linebacker Jovan Santos-Knox. (Nick Iwanyshyn/CP)

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Tuesday (Feb. 1) the football club has re-signed American linebacker Jovan Santos-Knox.

The move comes after fellow linebackers Simoni Lawrence and Curtis Newton were re-upped for the 2022 season.

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Santos-Knox, 27, started all 14 regular season games in 2021 for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, recording 72 defensive tackles, three tackles for loss, one quarterback sack, five pass knockdowns and one forced fumble. The 6-2, 233-pound native of Waterbury, Connecticut also started all three playoff games for the Tiger-Cats, including the 108th Grey Cup game.

The University of Massachusetts product has played 51 games over his four-year Canadian Football League career with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2017-18), Edmonton (2019) and Tiger-Cats (2021), registering 214 defensive tackles, 21 special teams tackles, 10 quarterback sacks, two interceptions and four forced fumbles.

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