March 8, 2017

Esks sign national Cory Greenwood

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EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos have landed one of the CFL’s top remaining free agents, coming to terms with national linebacker Cory Greenwood.

Greenwood was the 27th-ranked free agent on’s Top 30 released back in January and is the fifth-ranked free agent still on the board.

The Eskimos confirmed the deal on Wednesday.

Originally drafted by the Toronto Argonauts in the first round of the 2010 CFL Draft, Greenwood opted to spend three seasons with the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs (2010-12). In 48 games, he recorded 34 tackles.

Greenwood joined the Argos in October 2014. In 22 games (20 starts), he recorded 103 defensive tackles, including a team-leading 70 tackles last season. He also recorded seven special teams tackles, three quarterback sacks and a forced fumble.

The Edmonton Eskimos also announce the retirement of quarterback Jordan Lynch.