Edmonton Football Team signs veteran defensive back Aaron Grymes

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The Edmonton Football Team has signed defensive back Aaron Grymes to a one-year contract through the 2021 season.

Grymes returns to the EE Football Team for a third time, originally signing with the green and gold back in 2013. The University of Idaho product played in 33 games from 2013-2015, recording 105 total tackles, eight interceptions, and one sack. He was a named a CFL all-star in 2015 and was a key member of Edmonton’s Grey Cup championship defence.

Grymes performance garnered NFL interest during that off-season and he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016. The Seattle native was injured in the pre-season while hauling in an interception and was released during the final roster cuts. He spent most of the 2016 on the Eagles practice roster but was promoted to the active roster and appeared in one NFL game.

Grymes returned to the EE Football Team late in 2017 – playing in six games – and spent the 2018 season as a member of the team. In his 82-game CFL Career, Grymes has accumulated 253 total tackles, 12 interceptions, two fumble recoveries, a sack and has scored two defensive touchdowns.

Grymes played the 2019 season with the BC Lions, where he recorded 54 tackles and an interception in 16 games.