(Edmonton) – The Edmonton Eskimos continue to cross names off their potential free agent list with the re-signing of defensive back Donovan Alexander.
In 2012, Alexander started all 18 games and the East Semi-Final and registered 43 defensive tackles, six special teams tackles, two knockdowns, a forced fumble and four interceptions returned for 54 yards on his way to becoming a West Division All-Star.
The five-year CFL veteran has started at safety for 35 of his 36 regular season games over two seasons with the Eskimos, racking up 84 defensive tackles and six interceptions.
Over the past couple of weeks the Eskimos have announced the contract extensions of several key players who were set to become free agents in February, including kicker Grant Shaw, middle linebacker JC Sherritt, linebacker TJ Hill and offensive lineman Brian Ramsay.
Born: April 3, 1985, Winnipeg, MB
Yrs with Esks: Two
Yrs in CFL: Five
Games played: 71 regular season, 6 playoffs, 2 Grey Cups