The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced today that they have signed non-import, free agent lineman Pascal Cheron to a one-year (plus an option) contract.
"The offence starts with the offensive line and adding Pascal to the mix helps our team," said Head Coach Greg Marshall. "On and off the field, Pascal is a guy you want on your team and we're excited to have him back in Hamilton."
The 6-4, 310-pound Quebec City native returns to Hamilton after being traded to the Ottawa Renegades last season. 2006 will mark Cheron's sixth season with the Tiger-Cats.
"I'm excited to be back in Hamilton," said Cheron. "I had a fantastic season last year in Ottawa and I feel I really improved as a player under Coach K (Kauahi). With my family having roots in the community and coaches Kauahi and Paopao here too, it felt like the right move for my career and my family."
Cheron was originally selected by the Ticats in the 1999 CFL Canadian College Draft. He played in 77 games during his five consecutive seasons in Hamilton before being traded to Ottawa. Prior to turning pro, Cheron spent his four-year collegiate career at Laval and helped the Rouge et Or win their first Vanier Cup championship in school history in 1999.