The Ticats have signed linebacker Simoni Lawrence to a contract extension through the 2017 season.
Lawrence was a CFL All-Star and the East Division’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player last season.
The native of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania recorded career highs in defensive tackles (80) and sacks (5) last year while starting all 18 games for Hamilton.
Lawrence also had two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble in 2015.
Hamilton acquired Lawrence on February 5, 2013 in a trade with Edmonton.
The Ticats also received quarterback Jeremiah Masoli and offensive lineman Greg Wojt in the deal, in exchange for linebacker Nathan Kanya and offensive lineman Carson Rockhill.