February 10, 2016

Esks re-sign star linebacker JC Sherritt

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos have re-signed star middle linebacker JC Sherritt, keeping the five-year veteran in Edmonton through the 2017 season.

The second-ranked linebacker overall and top-ranked middle linebacker on CFL.ca’s Top 30 Free Agents list, Sherritt provides a solid veteran presence in the middle of the field. 2015 was a bounce back year for the veteran tackler after consecutive off-years, as he showed flashes of the player that set the all-time single-season tackles record back in 2012.

A five-year CFL veteran, Sherritt is only 27 and should have plenty left in the tank – something he showed last season during a 71-tackle campaign in which he added two sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.

The 5-foot-9, 218-pound Eastern Washington graduate played an important role in an important 2015 season for the Esks, helping them finish 14-4 with an East Division title before eventually winning the Grey Cup.

Sherritt recorded six defensive tackles in the Western Final against Calgary and four defensive tackles in the Grey Cup championship game against Ottawa.