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Hamilton Tiger-Cats sign defensive back Hinds to contract extension

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats signed Canadian defensive back Ryan Hinds to a contract extension through the 2014 season Thursday.

“Ryan is a solid all-around defensive back, a very intelligent player and a great tackler. He gets better with every game and will continue to improve as his career progresses,” vice-president of football operations Bob O’Billovich said in a statement.

Hamilton selected Hinds, a native of Guyana who was raised in Toronto, in the second round, 13th overall, in the 2009 CFL Canadian college draft. He started 12 games last season, registering 36 tackles.

Since joining the Ticats out of the University of New Hampshire, Hinds has registered 60 tackles and an interception while starting 18 of the 21 games he has appeared in.

“The Tiger-Cats organization is a great fit for me and I’m excited to continue my career in black and gold,” Hinds said. “I’m always focused on getting better and winning games, and we’re building a winning atmosphere here.

“I love the fan and community support that we receive in Hamilton.”