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January 24, 2018

Esks extend King through 2019; sign two others

Jimmy Jeong/CFL.ca

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos have re-signed national defensive back Neil King through the 2019 season, the team announced Wednesday.

King spent the 2017 season as a member of the Green and Gold where he appeared in 10 games and recorded 27 tackles and one interception. King also appeared in the Western Semi-Final and recorded four tackles and one forced fumble.

King has appeared in 69 career games for the Eskimos and Tiger-Cats, where he has recorded 89 tackles, including 38 special teams tackles, one quarterback sack, three interceptions and one forced fumble.

In addition, the Eskimos have also signed 2017 CFL Draft pick national defensive lineman Mark Mackie and international defensive back David Stevenson.

Mackie was selected by the Eskimos in the 8th round (67th overall) and returned to McMaster for the 2017 season where he appeared in 10 games and recorded 43 tackles, six quarterback sacks, and one fumble recovery.

Stevenson attended Connecticut University from 2011 – 2013 where he appeared in 11 games and recorded 16 tackles. In 2016, Stevenson attended Fayetteville State University where he appeared in 11 games and recorded 35 tackles and two interceptions.