Former All-Star Patrick signs on with Ticats | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League Staff

HAMILTON -- The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced today that they have signed import defensive back James Patrick.

Patrick, a 5-11, 188-pound native of Tuskegee, Alabama joins the Ticats after recording 227 defensive tackles, 18 interceptions and five fumble recoveries in 86 games over five seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, who released him on Jan. 22.

Patrick enjoyed his best season in 2010, when he was named a CFL All-Star and the Roughriders Most Outstanding Defensive Player after leading the league with nine interceptions.

"As a former all-star, James is a proven player in the CFL and will be a welcome addition to our secondary," said Vice President of Football Operations, General Manager and Head Coach Kent Austin.


Fan Comments
I'm kinda glad to see him go, Craig Butler has studied under him for two years and its time to give the young Canadian a chance. He may be only 30 but different players hit there end at different ages, he really hasn't been an impact since his big year in 2010. Wish him the best though in Hamilton maybe a change is what he needs.
January 27, 2013 - 11:17am
A good signing for the Ticats. Actually I was surprised when I saw that he had been released by the Riders. Their loss should become our gain. AR- Why would we whine about a good deal - you`re the whiner!! LOL LOL LOL!!!
January 25, 2013 - 6:35pm
als rule
to whine can refer to anything good, bad or hamilton tiger cat fan TFmcb!!LOL LOL LOL
January 29, 2013 - 9:23pm
This Old Man
James Patrick has the ability to hide behind a defensive linebacker so that the QB can't see him (he's just 5'11"). He torched many a QB in the WFC over the years (esp. 2010).
January 25, 2013 - 5:37pm
agree but zero in 2012
January 25, 2013 - 7:53pm
als rule
AF4L31 agree just like you ZERO in 2012!!
January 26, 2013 - 1:11pm
If you're a Ti-Cat fan, you gotta approve of this signing.
January 25, 2013 - 3:54pm
als rule
his age? now that patrick gets signed by the cats so now will AF4L31 and Tfmcb whine about his age and the cats signing him? NO!! OF COURSE NOT!!
January 25, 2013 - 3:10pm
only your homework next time..LOLLOLLOL
January 25, 2013 - 5:51pm
als rule, always grasping at straws...trying to be funny but failing miserably. Great signing by the Cats, hopefully more to come. Shore up the secondary and the rest will fall into place..
January 26, 2013 - 12:30pm
als rule
1st AF4L31 way way over your head again!! T15GC another joker who misses it!! I'm not joking or making a joke!! read it again and this time try to get the POINT!!
January 26, 2013 - 1:01pm