Eskimos release Joseph; retirement next? | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League Staff

EDMONTON -- The Edmonton Eskimos announced the release of quarterback Kerry Joseph today.
"Kerry and I had several conversations throughout the week about the future direction of the club. At that time, he asked for and was granted a release," said Esks GM Ed Hervey.

"Kerry is a consummate professional. We value his contributions to the team, on and off the field, and wish him the very best in his future endeavors," he added.

During four years in Green and Gold (2010-13), Joseph completed 189-of-319 passes (59%) for 2,660 yards, 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He also rushed for 384 yards on 84 carries with 13 touchdowns.

An 11-year CFL veteran, Joseph's career stats include:

•    27,491 passing yards
•    144 touchdown passes
•    2,018-of-3,443 passes completed (59%) with 121 interceptions
•    687 carries for 4,548 rushing yards and 56 touchdowns
"I'd like to personally thank the organization, fans, my teammates and coaches for the opportunity to continue to play the game I love in a great city with great people. Everyone will truly be missed from the bottom of my heart," says Joseph.

According to Edmonton Eskimos columnist Dave Campbell, Joseph requested his release to retire as a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, a team he carried to the 95th Grey Cup, winning Most Outstanding Player honours in the process.

Fan Comments
I taught at his alma mater and although I never met him personally I've watched his career with interest. As a GC winner with a long career he has much to be proud of and I wish him well in the future.
January 31, 2014 - 1:02pm
On to the RedBlacks as the 3rd QB!!!
January 31, 2014 - 10:57am
A great athlete who was sometimes hampered by poor decision-making. Did have the one great year in '07 under Austin's tutelage though.

Good luck in your future endeavours KJ!
January 29, 2014 - 7:51pm
The for the Grey Cup, Joseph. You will always be remembered fondly in Saskatchewan.
January 29, 2014 - 6:33pm
He also had a good NFL career.
January 29, 2014 - 4:54pm
als rule
say what you want about joseph as a QB BUT he did last 11 years in the CFL!! owes his career to former GM eric tillman in ottawa, saskatchewan and edmonton!!
January 29, 2014 - 2:10pm