Hugh Charles to get big offer from Eskimos?

Esks' Hugh Charles runs with the ball as Brandon Stewart of the Blue Bombers closes in CFL action...

Esks' Hugh Charles runs with the ball as Brandon Stewart of the Blue Bombers closes in CFL action in Edmonton on Sept. 14, 2013. (Ian Kucerak/QMI Agency/Files)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:56 AM ET

EDMONTON - Eleven Edmonton Eskimos have the potential to become free agents this off-season.

The CFL released a list of players whose contracts are coming up, making them available to the highest bidder once the free-agency window opens on Feb. 15.

While there were 124 on the list that came out on Thursday, teams have the ability to re-sign players before they hit the market in two-and-a-half months.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have the most to lose with 23, followed by the Calgary Stampeders with 21, the Montreal Alouettes and defending Grey Cup champion Saskatchewan Roughriders both with 19, the Toronto Argonauts with17, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with eight and the B.C. Lions with just six.

Heading up the list of Eskimos is running back Hugh Charles, who came over in a trade with the Roughriders in October 2011 and took over the starting role from Jerome Messam the following year.


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