According to a report on MOJO Radio 730 in Vancouver, former McMaster Marauder running back Jesse Lumsden has begun negotiating a contract with the Hamilton Tiger Cats.
Lumsden, 23, was drafted 6th overall by the Ticats this year and was recently cut from the NFL's Seattle Seahawks after missing much of training camp with a hip injury.
Lumsden had wanted to explore other opportunities in the NFL before coming to the CFL, and it appears that negotiations have begun in earnest, with both sides submitting contract proposals.
While not expecting to have Lumsden in the lineup for this week's game against Toronto, Hamilton is hopeful that Lumsden will be in uniform for next week's contest against the Calgary Stampeders.
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At 6-foot-2, 228 pounds, Lumsden has rare size and speed for a Canadian running back and he won the Hec Creighton Trophy last year as Canada's outstanding university player rushing for more than 1,800 yards and scoring a CIS-record 21 touchdowns.
With Troy Davis currently starting in the Tiger Cats' backfield, Lumsden would figure to see time as a kick returner in addition to spelling Davis offensively.