January 30, 2024

Ticats Transactions January 30

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Tuesday the football club has signed four American players including quarterback Kevin Thomson, linebacker Jimmy Phillips Jr. and defensive linemen Adam Plant Jr. and Kelle Sanders.

Thomson 28, suited up in one game with the BC Lions (2021-22). The 6-1, 2020-pound native of Auburn, Washington most recently spent time with the USFL’s Philadelphia Stars after his stint with the Lions. Thomson spent his collegiate career with the Washington Huskies (2020), the Sacramento State Hornets (2016-19) and the UNLV Rebels (2015). During his time with Sacramento State, he suited up in 27 games over three seasons (2017-19) and registered 6,424 passing yards, 52 passing touchdowns, 1247 rushing yards and 21 rushing touchdowns.

Phillips Jr., 23, most recently spent time with the National Football League’s Green Bay Packers in 2023. The 6-1, 232-pound native of Mesquite, Texas, played 60 games over five seasons at Southern Methodist University (2018-22), registering 179 total tackles, including two sacks and two interceptions.

Plant Jr., 23, most recently spent time with the National Football League’s Las Vegas Raiders in 2023. The 6-5, 263-pound native of Las Vegas, Nevada, played 28 games over three seasons at UNLV (2020-22), registering 139 total tackles, 15 sacks and four forced fumbles. Plant began his collegiate career at Texas Christian University where he suited up in one game in his lone season (2019) with the Horned Frogs.

Sanders, 24, most recently spent time with the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens in 2023. The 6-4, 246-pound native of Lacey, Washington, played 29 games over three seasons for the UAB (2020-22), registering 69 total tackles, including 9.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, two passes defended and one fumble recovery.

The football club also announced the following player has been released:

NAT – DL – Jonathan Kongbo