Canadian OL Andrew Jones retires as an Eskimo

Veteran national offensive lineman Andrew Jones has inked a one-day contract to end his career with the Edmonton Eskimos.

“The reason I chose to retire an Eskimo is because Edmonton has felt like home since day one,” said Jones in a statement. “The hard-working nature of Edmontonions is inspiring, and Edmonton is where I’m looking forward to calling home for a very long time.”

Jones spent nine years in the CFL, playing two seasons in Edmonton, including being part of the Esks 2015 Grey Cup championship team. The 35-year-old also played for the Lions, Argos, Eskimos and Riders where he won Grey Cups in 2011 (B.C.) and 2012 (Toronto).

Back in 2007, Jones was selected in the fourth round, 32nd overall of the 2007 CFL Draft by the Lions. The McMaster University product played in 102 career CFL games.