Eskimos bringing back RB White
Prepare for a battle in the backfield when the Edmonton Eskimos open training camp in the spring.
As reported by 3DownNation on Wednesday, the club has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with running back John White.
The 26-year-old let it be known on Twitter in December that he had been released by the Eskimos after missing all but the first two games of the 2017 season with a knee injury.
It was his second major leg injury in three years, after suffering a ruptured left Achilles tendon while fielding kick returns in 2015 training camp, which forced him to sit out the entire championship season.
With White on the shelf, C.J. Gable was brought in as a late-season addition and has taken over the starting role.
On Wednesday, the Eskimos officially announced the signing of 14 players, while releasing Canadian defensive back Andrew Lue.
While the majority of the signings appeared on Edmonton’s practice roster last season, the list also includes return man Jamill Smith, who played five games with the Eskimos in 2017. The Eskimos have also brought in former Ottawa Redblacks defensive back Nick Taylor, who earned 63 tackles, a forced fumble and an interception return for a touchdown in 17 games over the past two years.
The Eskimos also signed:
National linebacker Doug Parrish
■ National offensive lineman Kwabena
■ Asare National defensive lineman
■ Kalonji Kashama International defensive lineman
■ Darius Allen International wide receiver A.J.
■ Cruz International defensive back
■ Alex Gray International running back
■ Marion Grice International quarterback Zach
■ Kline International wide receiver
■ Devante ‘Speedy’ Noil International offensive lineman
■ Mykhael Quave International defensive lineman
■ Nick Usher International linebacker Jon