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August 23, 2016

Patrick Watkins Named CFL Player of the Week

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Eskimos cornerback Patrick Watkins is a CFL Player of the Week for Week 9 for his performance in last Saturday’s 46-23 road victory against the Toronto Argonauts.

Watkins tallied six defensive tackles and recorded two interceptions (returned for a combined 42 yards).

The Florida State product is second on the team with 41 tackles this season. He also has five pass knockdowns.

This is Watkins first CFL Player of the Week honour this season.

CFL Players of the Week are chosen by a panel of judges who independently send their selections to the CFL head office. The panel includes former players Matt Dunigan and Duane Forde of TSN and Pierre Vercheval of RDS.

The Eskimos host the Saskatchewan Roughriders this Friday, Aug. 26, at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium for Armed Forces Appreciation Night, presented by Capital Power. Kickoff is 8 p.m. MT.