Eskimos' off-season signings bringing extra baggage

Eskimos head coach Chris Jones has a reputation for not minding if his players have a bit of a...

Eskimos head coach Chris Jones has a reputation for not minding if his players have a bit of a past. (Perry Mah, QMI AGENCY)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 11:22 PM ET

They aren’t exactly required to be bused to games in chains like in The Longest Yard, but the cast of characters being assembled by the Edmonton Eskimos this off-season could be classified as a little rough around the edges.

In fact, it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to see them run down the tunnel on game day to the tune of Bad Boys.

And that’s how first-year head coach Chris Jones and his newly assembled coaching staff are said to like their players: big, rugged, sometimes with a bit of a past, and always with a mean streak that is entirely opposite from The Get Along Gang under former head coach Kavis Reed.

While we have yet to see him working on-field with his new team, Jones is apparently the farthest thing from a ‘player’s coach’ that the Eskimos enjoyed over the past three seasons.


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