May 4, 2011

Esks release Canadian Peterson, Zabransky Staff

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos have released veteran Canadian receiver Kamau Peterson and import quarterback Jared Zabransky, the club announced today.

Peterson, the 2008 CFL Most Outstanding Canadian, spent the past four seasons with the Esks. A recurring Achilles injury limited him to just four games in 2010.

In 154 career regular season games, Peterson posted 522 receptions for 6,743 yards and 28 touchdowns. The former New Hampshire standout was selected 6th overall by Calgary in the 2001 CFL Canadian Draft.

Peterson spent two seasons with the Stamps (2001-03) with stops in Winnipeg (2004-05) and Hamilton (2005-06) before signing as a free agent with Edmonton in February 2007.

Peterson enjoyed his best seasons as a pro in Edmonton with 1000+ yds receiving in 2007 and ’08. He was named a CFLPA All-Star in 2007 and earned CFL West Division All-Star honours in 2008.

“The decision to part ways with a ten-year veteran is never easy,” said Eskimo Head Coach Kavis Reed. “Kamau has given a lot to this organization and through his charitable efforts has made a positive impact in our community. We wish Kamau and his family every success in the future.”

In two seasons with the Esks, Zabransky started two games, both in 2010. He finished the year with 53 completions on 104 attempts for 609 yards, four touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Zabransky posted 28 carries for 209 yards and one touchdown.