Chris Getzlaf re-signs with Eskimos

EDMONTON — Free agent slotback Chris Getzlaf re-signed with the Edmonton Eskimos on Friday.

Getzlaf, from Regina, originally joined the Eskimos in February 2016. He had 41 receptions for 455 yards and two touchdowns in 18 games last season

Originally selected by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 2007 CFL Draft, he was traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders where he would play for eight seasons.

The two-time West All-Star (2012, 2013) has amassed 6,149 receiving yards on 409 receptions with 40 touchdowns.

A member of two Grey Cup championship teams, Getzlaf was on the practice roster for the 2007 Rider win and named the Most Valuable Canadian in the 2013 Grey Cup victory.

The Eskimos also signed international defensive back Forrest Hightower.

The five-foot-10, 186-pound native of Oakland, California spent the last two seasons (2015-16) with the Ottawa Redblacks. He recorded 63 defensive tackles, one quarterback sack and two interceptions in 23 career games.

He made back-to-back Grey Cup appearances with Ottawa. During the 104th Grey Cup game, he recorded one defensive tackle and two interceptions to help the Redblacks secure the championship.

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