Eskimos sign former Argos receiver Armanti Edwards

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The Edmonton Eskimos have signed American receiver Armanti Edwards.

Edwards entered the league in 2016 with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The following season he was traded to the Toronto Argonauts where he spent three seasons (2017-2019).

The 2017 Grey Cup champion appeared in 56 career games, recording 244 receptions for 3,181 yards with 16 touchdowns with the Argos. In 2019, Edwards played 17 games and recorded 69 receptions for 1,014 yards and seven touchdowns.

Edwards was selected in the third round, 89th overall of the 2010 NFL Draft by Carolina. In four seasons with the Panthers (2010-2013), he saw game action at receiver, kick returner and quarterback in wildcat formation. He also spent time with the Cleveland Browns (2013) and Chicago Bears (2014).

While at Appalachian State, Edwards won the Walter Payton Award twice, considered the Heisman Trophy of the former NCAA Division I-AA turned Football Championship Subdivision. He led the Mountaineers to a pair of NCAA FCS national championships in 2006 and 2007.

The 32-year-old Edwards joins his third CFL team in Edmonton.