Trio of new Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ receiver signings includes former NFLer


Published January 19, 2023 at 2:35 pm

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed three American pass receivers, including ex-NFL player Darvin Kidsy Jr., who could be potential targets for whoever opens the season as the team’s No. 1 quarterback.

Along with Kidsy Jr., who also spent time in the Canadian Football League with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and in the United States Football League with the Houston Gamblers last year, the Tiger-Cats have also signed Lio’undre Gallimore and Kendrick Price Jr.

The 27-year-old Kidsy (pictured) spent time in the NFL for four seasons with Washington (2018-19) and the Seattle Seahawks (2020-21). He suited up in five regular season games with Washington, registering one reception for eight yards

The six-foot, 180-pound native of Missouri City, Texas, played his college football in his home state. Kidsy played 12 games across two seasons at Texas Southern University (2016-17), registering 38 receptions for 519 yards and three touchdowns with the Southwestern Athletic Conference team.

Kidsy began his college days with the North Texas Eagles in the Sun Belt Conference. He played 36 games over three seasons (2013-15) at North Texas, totalling 48 receptions for 539 yards with two receiving touchdowns. He also contributed in the return phase with 31 punt returns for 265 yards and two touchdowns, and 18 kickoff returns for 428 yards and one touchdown.

Gallimore, a 23-year-old native of Miami Gardens, Fla., attended rookie mini-camp with the Atlanta Falcons last year. Listed at five-foot-10 and 171 pounds, Gallimore played 44 games over four seasons with the Valdosta State Blazers(2017-19, ’21), an NCAA Division II-level team. At Valdosta state, Gallimore tallied 145 receptions for 2,808 yards and 31 receiving touchdowns, and earned all-conference recognition twice.

Price Jr., 24, had an NFL rookie mini-camp stint last year with Kansas City. The six-foot-one, 205-pound native of Lindale, Texas played 37 games over five seasons at Northwestern State University (2017-21). At Northwestern State, Price Jr. recorded 60 receptions for 868 yards and 11 receiving touchdowns.

The CFL free-agency period begins at 12 noon on Feb. 14, which is 26 days.

(Cover photo: Twitter.)

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