Heading North: Eskimos add running back/returner Terry Williams

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The Eskimos have added some depth to their roster and they took from their southern rivals — the Calgary Stampeders — to make it happen.

According to TSN’s Farhan Lalji they’ve signed veteran ball carrier Terry Williams.

Williams’ time on Calgary’s offence was limited, but he was an important special teamer as he combined for 1,632 return yards on both kickoffs and punt returns in 2019. For his career, Williams has a combined 3,403 return yards on kickoffs, punts and missed field goals. He’s also found the end zone four times.

Last season, Williams rushed for 275 yards and a touchdown. He added another 117 yards through the air. Over the course of his career, Williams has rushed for 704 yards, received for another 220 yards, and found the end zone five times.

Williams joined the Stampeders in 2017 after signing as an undrafted free agent with the NFL’s New York Jets. Williams played college football for Phoenix College and the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

The Eskimos didn’t record a return touchdown during the 2019 season and Williams might provide the boost they need on special teams.