Linebacker Marc Beswick avoided free agency by signing a new deal with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Tuesday. The Tiger-Cats also signed free agents Brandon Stewart and Abraham Kromah.
The East Division's Most Outstanding Special Teams Player led the CFL with 24 special teams tackles last season while adding a forced fumble and a touchdown scored on a fake field goal. The six-year veteran has been the Ticats special teams tackle leader in each of the last four seasons. He was named an East Division All-Star in 2013.
The Saint Mary's product originally signed with the Ticats as a free agent in 2009 after one season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Stewart, a 6-1, 203-pound native of Seattle, Washington, has spent the previous five seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers after beginning his CFL career with a two-year stint in Calgary.
In 74 career regular season games, Stewart has recorded 134 defensive tackles, 44 special teams tackles and eight interceptions. He started all 18 games for the Bombers last season, making a career-high 47 tackles while adding 16 special teams tackles and one interception.
Kromah, a 6-0, 227-pound native of Staten Island, New York, registered 39 defensive tackles, five special teams tackles, one quarterback sack and two tackles for losses in nine games with the Saskatchewan Roughriders over the last two seasons.