Eskimos sign former Riders, Bombers OL Travis Bond

Offensive lineman Travis Bond has signed with the Edmonton Eskimos.

Bond was released by the Saskatchewan Roughriders among the team’s final training camp cuts after the Riders signed him to a one-year contract with a signing bonus worth between $20,000 and $30,000 in free agency.

The 27-year-old started 16 games for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers last season and he was a CFL all-star at guard in 2016. Bond has tremendous size at 6-foot-7, 360 pounds.

Bond was a seventh-round pick, 214th overall by the Vikings in 2013. He spent parts of two NFL seasons with Minnesota, Carolina and St. Louis playing in two games.

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