The decisions have been made. The Edmonton Eskimos made their final roster moves Saturday ahead of the CFL deadline to reduce the roster to 46 players plus the practice roster and injured players.
After Thursday’s 38-38 tie in Winnipeg to end the pre-season, Eskimos head coach Jason Maas said on the 630 CHED Points After Show that nothing would be easy picking the 2017 Eskimos roster.
“I think this is the deepest team I have ever been around in my 16, 17 years in the CFL,” said the second-year head coach who made the decisions with general manager Brock Sunderland.
“It is never easy but it is extra tough this year.”
The Eskimos said goodbye to a couple of Canadian players that had been on the roster as special teamers for a while. Receiver Anthony Barrett and defensive lineman Elie Ngoyi were released. Barrett was going into his fourth season in green and gold, Ngoyi his fifth.