While the Edmonton Eskimos have been busy on the housecleaning front under general manager Eric Tillman, their team isn't going to be entirely built of new faces this year. In their search for roster consistency, the team's brought in plenty of guys who have played for Tillman or head coach Kavis Reed in previous stops. Their latest addition is 37-year-old veteran quarterback Kerry Joseph, who played under Tillman in both Ottawa and Saskatchewan as well as in a brief stint with the Eskimos last fall.
The signing of Joseph (pictured above in 2009 with the Toronto Argonauts) is an intriguing one, and it should add fuel to an already-burning battle for the Eskimos' backup quarterback spot. Reed said the one position where he was willing to guarantee a starter heading into training camp was quarterback, where 31-year-old veteran Ricky Ray will again be the first choice. The number-two slot is wide open, though, as incumbent backups Jared Zabransky and Jason Maas are no longer with theRead More »from Kerry Joseph's signing turns up heat in Esks' backup battle