February 27, 2017 5:00 pm

Edmonton Eskimos release Winnipegger Eddie Steele

Eddie Steele celebrates after helping the Edmonton Eskimos win the CFL West Division final against the Calgary Stampeders on Nov. 22, 2015.

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The Edmonton Eskimos have cut ties with defensive tackle Eddie Steele following four seasons.

Steele told 630 CHED in Edmonton he had a roster bonus due on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old Winnipegger had 15 tackles in 18 games last season. During his six-year CFL career, he’s registered 109 tackles, 13 sacks, an interception and forced fumble. Steele was part of Edmonton’s Grey Cup winning team in 2015.

Steele captured a Vanier Cup with the Manitoba Bisons in 2007. He was chosen by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the third round of the 2010 CFL Draft.

HEADING WEST: Former Bombers defensive lineman Euclid Cummings has signed with the Eskimos as a free agent. The 25-year-old American put up 16 tackles and three sacks in 18 games with Winnipeg last season.

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