Edmonton Eskimos re-sign CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player, J.C. Sherritt

Eskimos linebacker J.C. Sherritt was all smiles after winning for Most Outstanding Defensive Player...

Eskimos linebacker J.C. Sherritt was all smiles after winning for Most Outstanding Defensive Player during the CFL Player Awards at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Ont., Nov. 22. (DAVE ABEL/QMI Agency)

CON GRIWKOWSKY, QMI Agency

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EDMONTON - If nothing else, rookie Edmonton Eskimos general manager Ed Hervey has proven to be as speedy in the boardroom as he was on the field.

Barely a week into his tenure, the club has scored several contract TD’s as it quickly whittles down its lengthy potential free-agent list.

The latest catch may have been the biggest fish of them all — the CFL’s most outstanding defensive player, linebacker JC Sherritt.

“I just believe he loves it here,” said Hervey, who first noticed Sherritt on film when he was scouting ex-Esk Greg Peach. “I believe this community has embraced him the way it embraced me. There are many benefits in staying here — in remaining an Eskimo — and this is a team he feels comfortable with.

“I think he believes this team is headed in the right direction and I’d like to say his signing is a true sign of that.”

 


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