November 5, 2019

Esks sign St. John, Ceresna to practice roster

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EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos added six players to their practice roster on Tuesday, two of which being offensive lineman Josiah St. John and defensive lineman Jake Ceresna.

St. John, 27, was selected first overall by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the 2016 CFL Draft. He spent three years in Regina, playing in 22 regular-season games before signing as a free agent with the Toronto Argonauts in May.

He was with the team throughout training camp, but the Argos released him in June.

During his NCAA career at the University of Oklahoma, St. John played in 15 games, starting in four of those — all during his final season with the Sooners.

St. John previously signed with the BC Lions back in September but was released on Nov. 1.

Ceresna is a two-year CFl veteran, spending the 2017 campaign with the Ottawa REDBLACKS before spending the 2018 year with the Eskimos. The team released him in the offseason so that he could pursue an NFL opportunity with the New York Giants. He was a part of the team’s final roster cuts on Aug. 31.

In 32 career CFL games, the 25-year-old has registered 50 tackles, 10 sacks, and one forced fumble.

The team also added defensive back Keon Lyn, offensive lineman D.J. Sackey, receiver Jamill Smith, and running back Travon Van.

The Eskimos will travel to Percival-Molson Memorial Stadium on Sunday for their Eastern Semi-Final matchup against the Montreal Alouettes. The two teams kick-off at 1:00 p.m. ET.