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February 19, 2016

Eskimos Add Two on Offence

Dale MacMillan

The Edmonton Eskimos have signed wide receiver Jacoby Ford and running back Joe McKnight.

Jacoby Ford
Wide Receiver (international)
College: Clemson
Born: July 27, 1987 – West Palm Beach, FL
Height: 5.09
Weight: 190

Ford was originally selected by the Oakland Raiders in the 2010 NFL Draft. In four seasons with the Raiders, he recorded 1,874 yards on 75 kick returns with four touchdowns in 38 games. He added 848 yards on 57 catches with three touchdowns and 201 yards on 19 carries with two touchdowns. Ford later spent time with the New York Jets and Tennessee Titans.

The former Clemson Tiger recorded 1,986 yards on 143 catches with 16 touchdowns in 48 games during his collegiate career. He added 49 punt returns for 479 yards with two touchdowns and 1,124 yards on 47 kickoff returns with one touchdown.

Joe McKnight
Running Back (international)
College: USC
Born: April 16, 1988 – Kenner, LA
Height: 5.11
Weight: 205

McKnight was originally selected by the New York Jets in the 2010 NFL Draft and later spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs. In four NFL seasons, he recorded 505 yards on 113 carries, 241 yards on 23 receptions and 2,270 yards on 79 kick returns with two touchdowns.

The former USC Trojan recorded 2,213 yards on 347 carries with 13 touchdowns during his collegiate career. He added 542 yards on 66 catches with two touchdowns and 254 yards on 32 punt returns.