March 19, 2019

Eskimos ink international DL Brooks

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EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos have signed international defensive lineman Mic’hael Brooks, the team announced Tuesday.

Brooks appeared in 54 games over four seasons (2015-18), recording 98 defensive tackles, two special teams tackles, five quarterback sacks, one interception and one forced fumble.

The 27-year-old signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders last season after being released by the BC Lions, recording 15 defensive tackles in 11 games in 2018.

In three seasons with the Lions, Brooks recorded 83 tackles and five sacks in 43 games after entering the league in 2015.

Brooks bolsters an Eskimos’ defensive line that already features Almondo Sewell in the middle, with pass rush duo Alex Bazzie and Canadian Kwaku Boateng on the edge.