Eski­mos bring­ing back RB White

Edmonton Journal - - SPORTS -

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

■ Walton

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