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Esks sign Deane to practice roster; release Jones

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos announced a series of transactions on Monday, including the addition of national offensive lineman J’Michael Deane to the team’s practice roster and the release of international linebacker Korey Jones.

Deane most recently spent time with the Toronto Argonauts (2017, 2018), suiting up in 21 games over that time span. Before joining the double blue, the six-foot-five, 328-pounder was a member of the Calgary Stampeders (2011-2013) and Ottawa REDBLACKS (2014-2016).

Jones played in two games with the Esks this year. He suited up with the green and gold for three other seaons (2015, 2017, 2018) prior to the 2019 campaign. He also spent time with the BC Lions (2013) and Saskatchewan Roughriders (2016). Over his career, the six-foot-one, 230-pounder has played in 65 games and tallied 103 defensive tackles, 44 special teams tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble.

The team also announced that they have added national offensive lineman Mark Mackie to the active roster.