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2013 Highlights: Patrick Watkins
Adam Gagnon

CFL.ca Staff

EDMONTON -- One of the league's most elite ball hawks has landed in Edmonton.

Wednesday, the Eskimos announced the signing of free agent defensive back Patrick Watkins. Watkins, 31, was the fifth ranked free agent of CFL.ca's Top 20 list.

Watkins lands in Edmonton after spending the last two seasons with the Toronto Argonauts. Consistency doesn't appear to be a problem for the rangy six-foot-five, 205-pounder, as he's collected five interceptions in each of the last two seasons.

In two CFL seasons, Watkins has racked up 110 tackles, 10 interceptions, two sacks, and one touchdown.

Fan Comments
als rule
still very surprising!! eskimo GM hervey BUSY BUSY BUSY in flipping his squad!!
February 12, 2014 - 3:23pm
small town argo
I think Jones had just as much to do with that as Hervy, if not more.
February 12, 2014 - 4:54pm
als rule
@STA: who's the GM?!! check all of G
February 12, 2014 - 5:29pm
als rule
@STA: what? who's the GM?!! check all of hervey's moves since he became the eskimos GM which also includes his hiring of jones!! of course the GM and HC talk BUT the final decisions are always made by the GM!!
February 12, 2014 - 5:33pm
small town argo
Knew this was coming. Makes sense for him to follow Jones to Edmonton. Good luck Pat!
February 12, 2014 - 11:42am