February 10, 2016 1:23 am
Updated: February 10, 2016 2:06 pm

Eskimos lose 2 receivers, 1 running back, re-sign White on first 2 days of CFL free agency

Former Edmonton Eskimos receiver Shamawd Chambers gets tackled by Ottawa Redblacks' Abdul Kanneh during the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. On Feb. 9, 2016, Chambers signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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EDMONTON- The Edmonton Eskimos didn’t bring in any new faces on the first day of CFL free agency Tuesday, but a familiar one will be returning.

The Eskimos re-signed 24-year-old running back John White who missed the entire 2015 season after rupturing his Achilles tendon during training camp. In 2014, White rushed for 852 yards and was selected as a CFL All-Star.

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Chris Jones, who coached the Eskimos to a Grey Cup in 2015 and is now head coach and general manager of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, poached a pair of his former players.

The Riders signed 26-year-old wide receiver Shamawd Chambers, who was voted the 2015 Grey Cup’s Most Outstanding Canadian, as well as 33-year-old offensive lineman Andrew Jones.

The Eskimos also lost wide receiver 25-year-old Kenny Stafford to the Montreal Alouettes. Stafford accumulated 732 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in 2015.

On Wednesday, the Riders announced signing free agent running back Kendial Lawrence. Lawrence signed with the Riders after spending the last two seasons with the Eskimos. He started his CFL career in Hamilton.
With files from Kevin Karius

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