Eskimos extend receiver Derel Walker

Edmonton has inked receiver Derel Walker to a one-year contract extension through the 2018 season.

The two-time CFL all-star and 2015 Grey Cup champion signed with Tampa Bay in January of 2017, but he was released by the Bucs among the final cuts after training camp, which made him a free agent. Walker returned to the Eskimos from Tampa Bay in 2017 to post 48 catches for 634 yards and two touchdowns in eight games while scoring a rushing touchdown.

Walker finished second in the CFL in receiving yards with 1,589 and a team-leading 10 touchdowns on 109 catches in 17 games in 2016. He had 1,110 yards and six touchdowns on 89 catches in just 12 games and was the league’s most outstanding rookie in 2015.

Walker combined with Adarius Bowman for 3,318 yards in 2016 to set a CFL record for most receiving yards by teammates.


8 Comments on Eskimos extend receiver Derel Walker

  1. @BrockSundy is on a roll … O-line set, Running Back set, QB2/3 changes dealt with and now a major piece to the receiving corps in Walker in the fold.

    With the re-signing of Grymes the Defensive side of the ball is also starting to come together. Now Sundy needs to get the LB’s and CB’s sorted. Adams, Jones and Konar need to be next before Free Agency.

  2. Blue rules // January 12, 2018 at 5:35 pm //

    Great extension, salute.

  3. Hey fellow Eskies fans is the signing of grymes official yet or just reported on here

  4. Greenland // January 12, 2018 at 6:18 pm //

    Nice to see good talent stay in the league.

  5. robservation // January 12, 2018 at 8:22 pm //

    Nice signings of both Walker and Grymes, well done Eskies, from a Rider fan.

  6. Scottsask // January 12, 2018 at 9:21 pm //

    I’ll second that. Great so see top tier talent playing in the CFL.

  7. Having the leagues best QB sure helps when it comes to signing receivers

  8. Muhahahaha // January 14, 2018 at 9:20 pm //

    Solid receiver group in a Edmonton this year, even after losing Zylstra. It’ll be interesting to see what this team can do with an empty injury board come training camp.

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