Eskimos ink centre Justin Sorensen

Justin Sorensen talks with a member of the Blue Bombers coaching staff last season in Winnipeg....

Justin Sorensen talks with a member of the Blue Bombers coaching staff last season in Winnipeg. (Brian Donogh/QMI Agency/Files)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:12 PM ET

EDMONTON - It’s not surprising the offensive line was the centre of attention for the Edmonton Eskimos on Tuesday.

The team that gave up a West Division-worst 60 sacks a year ago didn’t help their cause by leaving budding centre Alexander Krausnick unprotected during the CFL expansion draft and having him scooped up by the Ottawa RedBlacks.

But the signing of former Winnipeg Blue Bombers centre Justin Sorensen on Tuesday afternoon will no doubt bolster a unit that has been a sore spot for the Eskimos — as well as a literal one for starting quarterback Mike Reilly.

Sorensen, a six-foot-eight, 311-pound native of Parksville, B.C., was promoted to a starting role in Winnipeg last season after spending most of 2011 honing his craft on their practice roster.

“Very excited for the opportunity in Edmonton,” Sorensen posted on social media from his Twitter account, @justin_6868, moments after the deal was announced.


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