Tiger-Cats sign Cobourne

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Hamilton - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats signed free agent running back Avon Cobourne on Wednesday.

Cobourne helped the Montreal Alouettes to the last two Grey Cup titles, even earning Grey Cup MVP honors in 2009. In five seasons with Montreal, the West Virginia product totaled 3,301 rushing yards, 1,714 receiving yards and 32 total touchdowns.

"Avon is a proven, hard-nosed, all-around running back that will add a dimension of toughness to our offense," said Hamilton general manager Bob O'Billovich. "He was a big part of Montreal's championship teams, and we look forward to him bringing that winning attitude into our locker room."

Cobourne was a CFL All-Star in 2009.


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