Edmonton Eskimos

Edmonton’s CFL team to get new name

Jul 21, 2020 | 1:28pm

The Edmonton Eskimos will be changing their name. The CFL squad makes the move following a similar decision by the NFL’s Washington team as pressure mounts on teams to eliminate racist or stereotypical names. The Edmonton team said in a release it will begin “a comprehensive engagement process” on a new name. In the meantime, […]

Edmonton Eskimos expected to officially announce name change next week

Jul 16, 2020 | 4:27pm

Reports from Edmonton are pointing towards a name change for the Edmonton Eskimos. The CFL team has faced pressure from at least two major sponsors to change their name in recent weeks. Sources say an internal decision was made Thursday, with an official announcement coming as early as next week. Edmonton’s CFL franchise has been […]

Edmonton Eskimos speed up name review as sponsor backlash builds

Jul 8, 2020 | 12:04pm

The Edmonton Eskimos promised to speed up a review of its name and provide an update at the end of the month after at least one of its sponsors announced it plans to cut ties with the Canadian Football League team unless it changes its name. Other corporate sponsors, meanwhile, say they are watching closely […]

Former Rider Christion Jones released by Eskimos after homophobic tweet

Jun 28, 2020 | 3:12pm

The Edmonton Eskimos have released receiver/kick returner Christion Jones in response to homophobic comments made on his Twitter account. Edmonton made the announcement in a statement on Sunday, one day after Jones posted the remarks on his Twitter account. “We stand by the LGBTQ2+ community and firmly condemn the language used by Christion Jones. There […]

Saskatchewan Roughriders sign LB Deon Lacey

May 21, 2020 | 2:41pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed Deon Lacey to a contract. The American linebacker has spent the last three seasons in the NFL, most recently with the Miami Dolphins. He has 20 career tackles in the NFL, including four from last season. Before his NFL time, he spent three seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos, and helped […]

Next up for Riders is the Western Final

Nov 2, 2019 | 9:51pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are one win away from playing for the Grey Cup. On Saturday night front of 29,156 fans, the green-and-white defeated a stubborn Edmonton Eskimos squad 23-13 to secure first place in the West as they finish the regular season with a record of 13-5, their most wins in a regular season since […]

Cody Fajardo out, Isaac Harker in for Riders regular season finale

Nov 2, 2019 | 11:48am

Rookie quarterback Isaac Harker is set to take the field Saturday afternoon when the Saskatchewan Roughriders host the Edmonton Eskimos in the last game of the regular season for both sides. There were question marks heading into the game on whether starting QB Cody Fajardo would be able to play after sustaining an oblique injury. […]

UPDATE: Cody Fajardo’s status for Saturday is still a question mark

Nov 1, 2019 | 10:12am

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have released their depth chart for Saturday’s regular-season finale against Edmonton at Mosaic Stadium and it has Cody Fajardo listed as the starting quarterback. Fajardo went down in practice Wednesday after injuring his back and did not practice Thursday sparking speculation he may not be able to play in the game which […]

Lauther’s last-play FG leaves Riders one win from clinching first

Oct 26, 2019 | 10:00pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ hopes of hosting the Western final remain intact. Brett Lauther nailed a 43-yard field goal as time expired, and the Roughriders won their second game in a row and fourth out of the last five with a 27-24 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos on Saturday. The Roughriders (12-5) have earned at least […]

Pressure will be the story of the game

Oct 26, 2019 | 1:18am

The Riders and Eskimos are the two teams that create the most pressure on the quarterback this season. The thought that he’ll be under pressure Saturday doesn’t phase Riders QB Cody Fajardo. Though the Eskimos defense blitzes more than any team, Fajardo says they don’t disguise their intentions much. “I got a good feeling on […]