HAMILTON — It appears that John Chiles has found a new home, as the veteran receiver hinted on social media Tuesday that he’s signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Chiles, 27, posted a photo of a Ticats helmet on his Instagram with the caption ‘crossed over to the other side…’
A former Texas Longhorn, Chiles joins the Ticats less than a week after being released by the Saskatchewan Roughriders. This season marks his first back in the CFL after playing in the NFL throughout the year 2015.
Chiles posted 10 receptions for 135 yards and a pair of touchdowns in three games for the struggling Riders this season. He joined the Riders on the first day of free agency back in February, before that spending two seasons with the Argos and recording 1,200 yards and nine touchdowns.
A 6-foot-1, 209-pound Dallas native, Chiles earned a reputation as one of the CFL’s fastest receivers before heading south to join the NFL’s Chicago Bears in 2015. He was placed on injured reserve by the Bears then released in November.
More to come…