Eskimos lose key special teamer to season-ending injury

Canadian fullback James Tuck will miss the 2018 season with a ruptured Achilles suffered in mini-camp the Edmonton Eskimos announced Friday.

The 27-year-old Tuck has played 40 games in his six-year CFL career with Montreal, Winnipeg, Toronto and Edmonton. He played in 11 games last season (four with Toronto, seven with Edmonton) and registered 16 special teams tackles. He signed a contract extension with the Eskimos in February.