February 7, 2024

Tiger-Cats Re-Sign Bennett, Ternowski, Add Milanovic-Litre

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Wednesday, the football club has signed a trio of national players, including re-signing defensive lineman Mason Bennett and receiver Tyler Ternowski, while also adding veteran running back Ante Milanovic-Litre.

Bennett, 26, suited up in 14 games for the Tiger-Cats last season, registering six total tackles, including five defensive tackles and one quarterback sack. The 6’4, 262-pound native of Winnipeg, Manitoba has dressed in 43 games over three seasons with the Tiger-Cats (2021-23), totalling 49 tackles with 44 defensive tackles, five tackles for loss and eight quarterback sacks. The former University of North Dakota pass rusher was originally selected by the Tiger-Cats in the first-round, eighth overall, in the 2020 CFL Draft.

Ternowski, 25, dressed in seven games for the Tiger-Cats in 2023, registering six receptions for 40 yards and one touchdown. The 6’0, 185-pound native of Hamilton, Ontario has played 31 games over his three seasons in Hamilton (2021-23), registering 22 receptions for 279 yards and one touchdown. The Tiger-Cats selected the former Waterloo Warrior in the third-round, 27th overall, in the 2020 CFL Draft.

Milanovic-Litre, 29, suited up in 16 games for the Ottawa Redblacks in 2023, registering 17 carries for 55 yards with three touchdowns while adding one reception for 10 yards. The 6’0, 229-pound native of Vancouver, British Columbia has played 89 games over his six seasons in the CFL with the Redblacks (2023), Edmonton Elks (2022) and Calgary Stampeders (2017-21), totalling 165 carries for 647 yards and four touchdowns while adding 42 receptions for 329 yards. He was originally selected by the Calgary Stampeders in the fourth-round, 28th overall in the 2017 CFL draft after playing his collegiate football at Simon Fraser University.