Esks grab Gordon

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:53 AM ET

For the second time in less than 48 hours, the Edmonton Eskimos added speed and experience to their defence.

On the heels of Monday's signing of free agent Lenny Walls from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Esks inked import defensive back Lawrence Gordon Tuesday -- a Florida State product who spent the past four seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

In 2009, Gordon recorded 19 defensive tackles, two special teams tackles and two pass knockdowns in 11 games.

Gordon was Hamilton's nominee for Most Outstanding Rookie in 2006 and he had a career season just two years later when he recorded 72 defensive tackles, second highest on the team.

Over four seasons he has accumulated a total of 161 defensive tackles, 23 special teams tackles, 23 pass knockdowns, four interceptions, three fumble returns, one forced fumble and one tackle for loss.

"Lawrence Gordon's calling cards are his versatility and CFL experience," said Eskimos GM and director of football operations Danny Maciocia.

"His signing adds valuable depth to our defensive secondary".

Walls, who made his CFL debut with the Calgary Stampeders in 2008 after being released by the Baltimore Ravens, joins the Eskimos after seven seasons in Winnipeg.

The six-year NFL veteran led the East Division with seven interceptions for the Bombers last season.


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