Tiger-Cats re-sign veteran Canadian safety Adeleke to two-year deal

Hamilton Tiger-Cats Tunde Adeleke is seen during a practice prior to the 107th Grey Cup in Calgary, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (Nathan Denette/CP)

HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats signed veteran Canadian defensive back Tunde Adeleke to a two-year contract extension Thursday.

Adeleke, 26, started 12 games at safety for Hamilton last season. The five-foot-10, 208-pound Adeleke had two interceptions and six pass knockdowns in being named the Ticats' top Canadian.

Adeleke spent his first two CFL seasons with Calgary (2017-18) before joining the Ticats in 2019.

Adeleke has appeared in 59 career CFL regular-season games, registering 164 tackles, four sacks, four interceptions, 11 pass knockdowns, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries, returning one 20 yards for a TD.

The former Carleton star has also appeared in nine career playoff games and played in the Grey Cup every year of his career, winning a championship with Calgary in 2018.

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