Edmonton makes re-signing of LB J.C. Sherritt official

The Eskimos have made the extension of linebacker J.C. Sherritt official.

3DownNation insider Justin Dunk broke the news Thursday.

Sheritt suffered a ruptured Achilles in the second quarter of the Eskimos’ Week 1 win over B.C. last season. He practised during the CFL playoffs which means Sherritt should be 100 per cent for the 2018 season.

“J.C. Sherritt is a vital part of this organization both on and off the field. His play on the field speaks for itself, and we’re a better defense with him in the lineup. More than his physical attributes, his leadership is something that can’t be measured, as he is the QB of the defense,” said Eskimos general manager & VP of Football Ops. Brock Sunderland said in a staement. ” He aggressively attacked his rehab, and I know he’s excited to get back out there flying around in the Green and Gold.”

The 29-year-old was the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2012 when he made 122 tackles, five interceptions, three sacks and three forced fumbles.He also won a Grey Cup with the Eskimos in 2015.

Sherritt has played seven seasons in the CFL – all with Edmonton – recording 407 tackles, 45 special teams tackles, 16 forced fumbles, 12 sacks, 12 interceptions and one touchdown in 91 games.