Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 04:00PM
The Edmonton Eskimos announced today they have agreed to terms with free agent veteran quarterback Khari Jones. Jones attended the Eskimosâ€™ training camp last season and was released before the regular season. He then signed with Hamilton on July 26, 2005 and dressed as a backup for eight games, throwing for 406 yards and two touchdowns.
â€œKhari performed well during training camp and the pre-season last year and he understands our system," said Edmonton head coach Danny Maciocia. "Khari still has the competitive fire and we expect heâ€™ll push hard for a roster spot.â€?
The Californiaâ€“Davis product started his CFL career with B.C. (1997-1999), but blossomed into one of the leagueâ€™s premier signal-callers following a trade to Winnipeg in February 2000. During five seasons with the Blue Bombers (2000-2004), Jones set 18 club records and was named a 2001 CFL All-Star and twice earned divisional and CFLPA All-Star honours. He was also the CFLâ€™s Most Outstanding Player in 2001. Khari was traded to Calgary on September 24, 2004 and appeared in four games for the Stampeders. Over his career, Jones has amassed more than 21,000 passing yards and has thrown 146 career touchdowns.