Wide Receiver Hamilton Tiger-Cats
November 4, 2017 Jalen Saunders News
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Saunders logged seven catches for 97 yards and returned one punt for eight yards in Friday's 33-0 season-ending win over the Alouettes.
Saunders was one of several offensive pieces to give Tiger-Cats brass and fans plenty of reason for optimism in the second half of the season after a dismal start. The 25-year-old finished his first CFL campaign with an impressive 76 receptions for 1,170 yards and four touchdowns over 16 games, producing a pair of 100-yard efforts along the way and tallying between 90 and 97 yards in another trio of contests. Former No. 1 receiver Terrence Toliver (knee) is expected back at full health by 2018 training camp, and his presence is likely to reduce the profile of Hamilton's other wideouts to an extent. However, given Saunders' strong play and ability to contribute on special teams, he figures to retain a solid role in the team's plans next season.