Esks sign Koch

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The Edmonton Eskimos have signed free agent wide receiver Cary Koch.

Koch, 6’ and 198 lbs, spent the past two seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. In eight regular season games as a rookie in 2010, the Baton Rouge Lousiana native had 21 catches for 299 yards and three touchdowns. He also had four receptions for 57 yards in the 2010 Grey Cup game in Edmonton. Last season, Koch caught 15 passes for 133 yards in nine regular season games.

In announcing the signing, Eskimo general manager Eric Tillman says "Cary missed much of 2011 with an injury, but within the football fraternity, his talent is widely recognized. We really like how Cary approaches the game when he isn't the primary receiver. He runs every route full speed and he blocks extremely well, too. Championship clubs do all the little things right and Cary certainly fits that mold."

Koch started his college career at Tulane, but in the aftermath of Hurricaine Katrina, transferred to the University of Virginia.


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