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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

ESKIMOS EXTEND BOWMAN AND SEWELL, AVOIDING FREE AGENCY

Bowman
The Edmonton Eskimos have extended the contracts of pending free agents Adarius Bowman and Almondo Sewell, keeping the all-star duo in Green and Gold through 2017.

Bowman recorded 1,304 receiving yards on a league-high 93 catches with a career-high seven touchdowns in 17 games (17 starts). He added five 100+ yard receiving games this season, including a 12-catch, 208-yard performance where he hauled in a touchdown pass in Week 18.

During the 103rd Grey Cup Playoffs, the Oklahoma State product recorded six catches for 74 yards and one touchdown in the West Final against Calgary. In the Grey Cup championship game, Bowman had four receptions for 73 yards, highlighted by a 23-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

Bowman was named a CFL Player of the Week three times, as well as a CFL Player of the Month for October. He also earned his second consecutive CFL All-Star nod.

Entering his 9th CFL season, Bowman has amassed career totals of 448 catches for 6,729 yards and 34 touchdowns.

He originally signed as a free agent on Jan. 19, 2011 and re-signed on Dec. 3, 2013.

Sewell
Sewell recorded 35 defensive tackles, four quarterback sacks, one forced fumble and one knockdown in 18 games (18 starts). He started in the West Final against Calgary, recording three tackles and one forced fumble. In the Grey Cup championship game, he recorded three defensive tackles.

Earlier this month, he was named a West Division All Star and a CFL All-Star for the third consecutive season.

Entering his sixth CFL season, the native of Buff Bay, Jamaica, amassed 155 career defensive tackles and 27 quarterback sacks.

Sewell originally signed as a free agent on June 4, 2012 and re-signed Dec. 19, 2013.

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Plenty more fish remaining in the sea for the Riders. We need more high quality national players, international players can be found through US free agent and will be a lot cheaper.

Anonymous said...

And I thought these players were just waiting to come to the Riders. Sorry .... it doesn't work like that.

Anonymous said...

There will be alot of very disappointed rider fans this year but that is ok just keep drinking that green kool aid. AS for me well I will not be disappointed because I do not think that Jones and Murphy will really accomplish much - just the wrong hires like their recent moves on the players they are keeping but yet good ones are let go.

Anonymous said...

They need to spend money on defence and I'm sure they're targeting the guys they really want. Sewell and four sacks in the year, hardly too impressive. There will be better options. We've had Bowman before. He's usually lazy and if you smack him a few times, he disappears for the rest of the game. He will revert without Jones. He did little in Edmonton until 2013 when Jones took over. Likely not worth what they paid. Jones knows what was good and he also knows what wasn't.

Anonymous said...

Suck it trader jones ,sherrit and others are close to new deals get a life whiner nation nobody wants to play in loserville

Anonymous said...

Glad they are staying in Edmonton and I hope they overpaid for both of them.

Anonymous said...

I quess EE players really do not care if they play for JONES.

Anonymous said...

You thought EVERY Eskimo player wants to come to the Riders? That's a bit unlikely don't you think?

Anonymous said...

Expect Sherritt as well to sign with EE leaving no really good players to follow Jones to riders.

To bad all of you rider dreamers.

Anonymous said...

Suck it "traders" well, I see these Esks must be staying in Edmonton due to the excellent spelling and grammar of the local fans

Anonymous said...

It wasn't EE players that won the cup, it was good coaching. We will be fine and will not have over paid free agents

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your Cup Green/Gold, it's back to the basement.
Go Stamps...oh, and change your name to something less derogatory.

Anonymous said...

When did this become an Schmo's blog? Overpaid and overrated Bowman and kept Sewell an important part of their defence.

Anonymous said...

Bowman signed for 2 yr 505 000. You think he is worth that much you can have him. Why don't you eskie fans discuss your news on your blogs and sites? Oh right Noone cares but you 8 eskie fans that have to troll here. Seriously nothing better to do in Edmonton then come here? Sad sad you worry about your esks and we will be just fine here in riderville. Thxs for caring so much about our team though.

Anonymous said...

With the amount that the Riders are overpaying Durant, Dressler, Chick and LaBatte they have no money for any top free agents anyway.

Anonymous said...

When Bowman played here he was a bust. I know things have changed, but let him stay in Edmonton.We can get quality American guys at a lesser price, that don't have a lot of history behind them

Anonymous said...

I guess Sewell and Bowman sensed Jones didn't want them anyway and they'd better sign with the Esks while Hervey is in panic mode.

Blackmagic said...

I can see sewell staying cuz he's going to be a Edmonton police officer when he retires and the only way Bowman would sign here if Jones trades Durrant for Ripley...anything is possible

Anonymous said...

Ray Morrison said tonight he would rather have Odell Willis than John Chick! I didn't think that guy could be any more moronic.

Anonymous said...

Your loserville sliders already have overpaid players in getzlaf,Durant and dressler making up 18% of the salary cap on only 3 players not to mention over paying trader Jones while still paying Champlain and taman Murphy and O'day .Loserville is paying 5. Guys that any normal team pays only 2 .Get a life loserville 3-15.

Anonymous said...

We in edmonton have a real team website called esksfans.com with real fans even though we allow the odd loserville riders fan to comment because we feel sorry for them with no life outside the combines and sister/wife

Anonymous said...

Didn't the almighty Woz say yesterday Sewell would be signing here.

The almighty Woz appears to be wrong.............AGAIN!

Anonymous said...

obviously Jones didn't see the value in Bowman or Sewell

Anonymous said...

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by VeteranEskFan
, 07-04-2013 at 11:19 PM

Quote Originally Posted by VeteranEskFan View Post
Hi , I'm new to this forum, but a long time Eskimo fan. Here is my story:

I began my love affair with the Green and Gold when I was 10 years old. I lived a few blocks from Clarke Stadium and could not afford a ticket, so I crawled through the fence to watch my childhood gridiron heroes. Jackie Parker, Normie Kwong, Don Getty, Rollie Prather, Billy Vessels, and many many more, too numerous to mention.

My biggest thrill was when I got to meet them in person. My Uncle
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Anonymous said...

Kinda funny reading the comments about over paying for Jones and the like. We fill our park, buy merch, buy shares and generally support the Riders better than any other team's fans. What would you suppose would be a better use for all that money?

DJR

Anonymous said...

Obviously Sewell and bowman didn't want to play for trader Jones I n loserville sask

Anonymous said...

This is awesome, the team with the racist name to the west of us is fresh of a Grey Cup win, and there on a Rider blog taking shots at us.

Who else loves how we have stole their thunder. Every Esk fan comment makes me smile!

Randolph said...

You have got to keep some interest alive in the 'city of champions', so this is not big news. Rider fans are gracious, and unfortunately have to put up with wayward sloths from other teams' blogs. If you like 'Eskfan' so much, why don't you stay there, with your crude, brainless insults.

By the way, you got the Grey Cup and attracted what, 20k per game? God help you if the Esks slide back again. Your concrete bowl looks terrible when it is more than half empty.

Anonymous said...

Actually if you knew anything about the CFL or the Eskimos you'd know that Jones actually found very few of the big name players. Almost every key player on the EE team was there before Jones. Reilly, Wilis. Howard, Bowman, Sewell, Sherritt, shaw. Jones did coach them, but he didn't find them.

Anonymous said...

SK calling Trevor Harris.

Wallet Man

Anonymous said...

Hey during its funny how you say Generally support your team which goes to tell me that generally means only when ur team is winning which is exactly the case when your team sucks so does your fan support.Now ur gonna say we averaged 28000 last year but yes those were seats all sold before the season started and were far far from full with actual people in those seats on game day ,such great fans that in the 1980s your so called greatest fans had to have a phone telethon just to save your pathetic team

Anonymous said...

Nice grammar. From Edmonton perhaps?

Anonymous said...

Ya. Sports really began about the time of Sponge Bob Square Pants didn't it. *pats you on the head*

Anonymous said...

No surprise here with these two signings.

Sewell wants to stay in Edmonton as he likely join their police department at the end of his career.

As for Bowman, he was here already and didn't accomplish much and has finally developed into a decent receiver in Deadmonton.

Anonymous said...

If anyone else is sick of the trolls from the other eight CFL team's fans and the few old boys club idiot Rider fans, I strongly suggest that you check out the discussions on the CFL app/webpage.

On there you will be able to have intelligent discussions without being attacked by the degenerate human garbage mouth breathers mentioned previously.

Perhaps if enough people walk away from this disgusting spectacle of human ignorance, the administrator will actually start doing its job and refusing to post the trash of those mentioned above.

Mr. Pedersen, while I do acknowledge that I myself have been drawn into and participated in some sorry conversations on this blog, change is required.

You do a fantastic job of reporting on the Riders and sports in Regina, but the disgusting conduct of some people on this blog brings yourself, the CFL, the Riders, Rider fans and the Province of Saskatchewan into disrepute.

Please take action before it is too late.

Anonymous said...

HEY RANDOLPH just remember your pathetic team in loserville is still 3-15 last year and still the worst team in cfl and will be cellar dwellars for years to come and the 2015 GREY CUP CHAMPIONS ARE 'THE'EDMONTON ESKIMOS you can have trader jones as ur low life coach rot in the basement with your lowly riders there chump

Anonymous said...

Just think riders fans you bring on all this trash talk yourselves by running your mouths about everything in life ,dont think your king of the hill when actually your as good as your football team .GET IT GOT IT GOOD.

Anonymous said...

Look you knuckle dragger it’s “traitor”, not “trader”.

Anonymous said...

I was just checking to see if riders fans can spell because they can't count