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Kitwana Jones Headed To The Edmonton Eskimos

Jonathan HamelinCorrespondent IOctober 9, 2016

The Edmonton Eskimos played 'lets make a deal' on Friday, as Saskatchewan sent defensive end/linebacker Kitwana Jones to the Eskimos for import rookie quarterback Juan Joseph.

Jones, who had been converted to defensive end last season, finished the year with 55 tackles and five sacks. It was reported that Kitwana Jones was heavily sought after in Edmonton and former Roughrider's defensive coordinator Richie Hall said he was happy to have Kitwana Jones aboard.

"Working with Kitwana in Saskatchewan, I am very aware of what he is capable of. He is a consummate athlete who will bring versatility and energy to the Eskimo game."

It is expected that Kitwana Jones will play defensive end to fill the void of the Fred Perry trade. Juan Joseph played at Millsaps College before joining the Eskimos, where he threw 32 touchdown passes in his senior year. Saskatchewan had been looking for a fourth quarterback to bring into training camp.

Saskatchewan Roughriders Wayne Smith is most likely out for the season. Smith ruptured his left Achilles tendon in a private session with his trainer. The injury of Smith will leave a void in Saskatchewan's offensive line.

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