Friday, December 8, 2017
ESKIMOS RE-SIGN WHYTE, LOSE CREEHAN
Whyte, a member of the 2015 Grey Cup champion team, appeared in six games in 2017, finishing with 29 punts for 958 yards and 23 kickoffs for 1,367 yards. Whyte was successful on 15-of-16 field goals and 12-of-14 converts.
Whyte, from White Rock, B.C., set a career best with a 55-yard field goal in Week 2.
Whyte entered the league in 2007 with the B.C. Lions. He was traded to the Montreal Alouettes in 2011 and spent five years there.
Whyte signed with Edmonton as a free agent in September 2014 and re-signed January 2016.
Creehan served as the Eskimos' defensive line coach over the past two seasons. He will now run the program at Lyon College, a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
"The Edmonton Eskimos would like to thank Casey for all that he contributed to the organization for the past two seasons,'' said Eskimos vice-president of football operations and general manager Brock Sunderland said in a release. "We wish him all the best in his new roles at Lyon College.''