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Yeast headed for CFL

August 06, 2003

HAMILTON, Ontario - Craig Yeast, a former Harrodsburg High School and University of Kentucky standout, signed a free-agent contract Tuesday with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League, the Canadian Press reported.

Yeast, a wide receiver-kick returner, joins a Hamilton team desperate for offense. The Tiger-Cats are 0-7 and have scored a league-low 100 points this season.

Yeast, 27, set school receiving records at Kentucky with 208 receptions and 2,899 yards from 1995-98.

He was selected by Cincinnati in the fourth round of the 1999 NFL draft and started nine games for the Bengals that season and 15 in 2000.

He played 11 games for the New York Jets in 2001.

Yeast played for the Lexington Horsemen of the National Indoor Football League this spring and summer, catching 14 passes for 176 yards.

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Hamilton, located about 65 miles northwest of Buffalo, N.Y., has 11 games remaining this season.

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