Tiger-Cats re-sign Davis, Bombers re-sign Couture on eve of free agency

Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive lineman Michael Couture (59) is hit by Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive tackle Ted Laurent (97) with Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Larry Dean (11) in on the tackle as well during first quarter CFL game action in Hamilton, Ontario on Friday, June 29, 2018. (Peter Power/CP)

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats re-signed defensive end Ja’Gared Davis on Monday.

The 29-year-old native of Crockett, Tex., had a career-high 13 sacks last season. He also had 55 tackles, five pass knockdowns and three forced fumbles to earn divisional all-star honours for the first time in his four-year CFL career.

Contract terms were not released. The signing was finalized a day before the opening of the CFL free agency window.

Also Monday, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed centre Michael Couture to a two-year contract extension.

The 26-year-old from Burnaby, B.C., made 18 starts before suffering an injury in the regular-season finale against the Calgary Stampeders.

Couture was on the injured list through the post-season.

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