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B.C. Lions' Bryan Burnham, right, is upended by Hamilton Tiger-Cats' Cariel Brooks during the first half of a game in Vancouver, on Sept. 22, 2018.

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats signed American defensive back Cariel Brooks to a two-year contract extension on Wednesday.

Brooks, 27, was scheduled to become a free agent next week.

The 5-foot-10, 200-pound Brooks was an East Division all-star last season. He registered four interceptions, a career-best 57 tackles, three forced fumbles and one tackle for loss.

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Brooks has appeared in 29 career games with Hamilton, Ont., accumulating 90 tackles, one special-teams tackle, five interceptions and four forced fumbles. He also attended training camp with the Toronto Argonauts in 2017.

Becoming coming to the CFL, Brooks spent two seasons (2015-16) with the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals.

The Calgary Stampeders have resigned veteran defensive back Brandon Smith.

A member of the Stamps since 2008, Smith is one of only three players to have won three Grey Cups with Calgary.

Smith has played 158 career regular-season games for the Stamps as well as 18 postseason contests, including six Grey Cup appearances. He has accumulated 585 career defensive tackles, including 14 tackles for a loss as well as 13 special-teams tackles, 15 interceptions, nine forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and 39 knock-downs.

“I’m excited to play another season and the chance to defend the Grey Cup championship in our home city played a big role in my decision to return,” Smith, a CFL all-star in 2014, said in a statement. “The body is feeling good and I’m still having fun, so I’m ready to keep it going. I love the organization, the coaching staff, my teammates, the fans and the city and I can’t wait to get back on the field.”

The B.C. Lions have signed receiver Brandon Shed, defensive end Macklin Weaver and defensive back Devron Davis. All three are Americans.

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