Posts Tagged ‘Edmonton Eskimos’

The Edmonton Eskimos have added Terrell Owens to their negotiation list, TSN’s David Naylor reports.

Owens hasn’t played a down since the 2010 NFL season, when he featured for the Cincinnati Bengals.

The six-time Pro Bowler is scheduled to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer. Owens recently made headlines for stating that he won’t attend the ceremony. On Monday, he posted an Instagram video that appears to show him running a 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds.

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Kevin Glenn is now the most well-travelled player in CFL history.

The free-agent quarterback agreed to a contract with the Edmonton Eskimos on Monday, nearly two weeks after being released by the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The 38-year-old will likely serve as Mike Reilly‘s primary backup.

The deal makes Glenn the first player in league history to have his rights held by all nine teams, according to CFL.ca.

Kevin Glenn career timeline

*Traded prior to appearing

In 17 games for the Roughriders last season, Glenn completed 318 of 468 passes for 4,038 yards and 25 touchdowns with 14 interceptions.

Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon has denied sexual harassment claims levied against him by a former executive assistant and intends to fight the allegation in court.

lawsuit filed in California on Monday accused Moon of sexual harassment, sexual battery, and discrimination based on sex, among other damages.

“Warren Moon has yet to be served with the lawsuit … but he is aware of the claims contained in it,” Moon’s attorney Daniel Fears said in a statement obtained by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. “Mr. Moon contends these claims are meritless, and he has every intention to vigorously defend himself in court.”

The accuser was hired as Moon’s executive assistant in July, traveling around the country with him to various speaking engagements and appearances. However, she was demoted by Moon’s marketing firm after she complained about his alleged sexual advances.

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Edmonton will play host to the 2018 Grey Cup at Commonwealth Stadium, the league announced Monday.

The game will coincide with the 40th anniversary of Commonwealth Stadium and will be the 106th installment of the Grey Cup.

“The Edmonton Eskimos are thrilled to host the Grey Cup in 2018, a year that will mark the 40th anniversary of Commonwealth Stadium, and the 70th anniversary of our team’s play as the Edmonton Eskimos,” said chairman of the Eskimos’ board of directors, Brad Sparrow. “This organization and this city share a legacy that is second to none in sport. And we’re confident that, with the support of our fans, and our private and public sector partners, we will host a game and a celebration that adds a proud new chapter.”

It will be the first time Edmonton has hosted the event since 2010, when they sold out the game in one week. The Eskimos last played in the game in 2015, defeating the Ottawa RedBlacks.

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The Edmonton Eskimos are preparing to anoint Ottawa RedBlacks assistant general manager Brock Sunderland as their new general manager, reports Farhan Lalji of TSN, citing sources.

Sunderland has held his position with the RedBlacks since 2013. He previously served as a pro scout for the New York Jets of the NFL from 2007-12, and as director of scouting for the Montreal Alouettes from 2005-07.

The Eskimos have been without a general manager since firing Ed Hervey on April 7. Eskimos president and CEO Len Rhodes cited a disagreement on the terms of a contract extension and a “difference in philosophy” as the main reasons for Hervey’s dismissal.

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The Edmonton Eskimos have signed star receiver Adarius Bowman to a contract extension that will keep him as a member of the Green and Gold through the 2018 campaign.

A nine-year CFL veteran, Bowman posted a league-high 1,761 receiving yards in 2016, along with nine touchdowns. Both figures established new career highs.

The Eskimos moved to lock him up after releasing the league’s second-leading receiver, Derel Walker, so he could pursue an NFL opportunity.

Bowman has been named a CFL All-Star three years in a row. He’s spent the last six seasons in Edmonton after splitting his first three between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

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The Edmonton Eskimos released receiver Derel Walker on Thursday, but it didn’t take him long to find employment.

Walker was given his release to pursue NFL opportunities and inked a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

It’s a significant loss to Edmonton’s passing attack, as Walker posted 109 receptions for 1,589 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. In 2015 he had 1,100 yards receiving and six touchdowns.