The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced today that the team has signed import linebacker Kyries Hebert.
Hebert, a 6-3, 222-pound native of Eunice, Louisiana spent the 2008 and 2009 seasons with the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals, recording 56 tackles (36 solo) in 31 games. He was released by the Bengals last month.
Unfortunately, all of his hits in recent years have not been on a football field. Hopefully his problems and troubles with the law are behind him. He's a fan of Greg Marshall and his defensive system, having played it in both Ottawa and Winnipeg.
IIRC, didn't he have a reputation for taking some bad penalties?
I seem to recall a player (I'm fairly certain it was Hebert) that on a number of occasions just drilled punt returners without regard to the 5 yard rule, accepting a 15 yard penalty vs a possible run back, plus laying a hurtin' on the returner.
Hard, clean hits, yes. Stupid and costly penalties we don't need... if it was Hebert I'm thinking of.