February 13, 2020

Esks sign Antonio Pipkin to one-year contract

The Canadian Press

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos have added more depth at the quarterback position, inking Antonio Pipkin to a one-year contract.

Pipkin has spent the past three seasons in the CFL, all as a member of the Montreal Alouettes.

The 24-year-old began 2019 as the team’s starting pivot, but following an early-season injury, Vernon Adams Jr. took the reigns, he finished the year with 161 passing yards and a touchdown on 19 completions.

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In 27 career games, he completed 99 of 182 pass attempts for 1,295 yards with four touchdowns. Pipkin also rushed for 318 yards and nine touchdowns on 58 carries.

The Eskimos re-signed backup Logan Kilgore on Tuesday. With Trevor Harris, Kilgore and Pipkin in the quarterback room, new Esks head coach Scott Milanovich has a solid nucleus to lead the offence.

Pipkin played his entire collegiate career at Tiffin University and had a prior stop with the Arizona Cardinals before signing with the Alouettes in 2017.