September 30, 2019

Esks sign former No. 3 pick Danny Vandervoort

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos have signed receiver Danny Vandervoort to the team’s practice roster.

Vandervoort attended the Esks’ rundown at McMaster University ahead of the team’s Week 17 game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

The 25-year-old was selected third overall by the BC Lions in the 2017 CFL Draft. During his final season at McMaster in 2016, the 6-foot-2, 204 lb receiver hauled 51 balls for 831 yards and five touchdowns in 10 games.

During his career with the Lions, Vandervoort only managed to reel in a single catch for 25 yards in 26 games. He was released by the team in April and has been looking for an opportunity since.

He’ll join an Esks receiving room that already features the likes of Greg Ellingson, Ricky Collins Jr., DaVaris Daniels, Tevaun Smith, and Natey Adjei.

The Eskimos will be staying in Hamilton for the week ahead of their game against the Tiger-Cats. The two squads kick off Week 16 action on Friday at 7:00 p.m. ET.