The Edmonton Eskimos have signed defensive lineman Jake Ceresna, per sources.
Ceresna earned an NFL contract with the New York Giants after a standout 2018 season in the Alberta capital. The 25-year-old made two tackles and one sack in four pre-season games, but he was among the final roster cuts prior to the regular season in September.
During two seasons in the CFL, Ceresna has made 50 tackles, 10 sacks and forced one fumble in 32 career games north of the border. He was originally signed by the Ottawa Redblacks and played one season on the nation’s capital before moving west.
The Kansas City Chiefs invited the six-foot-five, 295-pounder to rookie mini-camp after Ceresna went unselected in the 2016 NFL draft. but afterwards he was not offered a contract. The New York Jets brought Ceresna to training camp in 2016, although a high ankle sprain landed him on injured reserve with the team releasing hm three weeks in to the regular season.
In October, Ceresna was drafted by the DC Defenders in the open phase of the XFL draft. Ceresna played NCAA football for Cortland State University, over 33 games he recorded 142 tackles, 14.5 sacks and 10 pass knockdowns. As a senior in 2015, Ceresna produced 63 tackles and 9.5 sacks in 12 games.
Edmonton adds another disruptor along the defensive line.