Eskimos re-sign star receiver Derel Walker trough 2018 season

Derel Walker caught a 36-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter as the Edmonton Eskimos rallied to beat the Saskatchewan Roughriders 31-24 on Saturday in Canadian Football League pre-season action (Jason Franson/CP)

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Eskimos have re-signed international wide receiver Derel Walker through the 2018 season.

The two-time CFL all-star returned to Edmonton this past season after a brief stint with the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and had 634 yards and two touchdowns on 48 receptions in seven appearances. Walker added 12 receptions for 163 yards and a touchdown in two playoff games.

In 2015, Walker set a new Eskimo single-season-receptions record for a rookie with 89 catches, en route to being named the CFL’s most outstanding rookie.

Walker combined with Adarius Bowman for 3,318 yards in 2016 to set a CFL record for most receiving yards by teammates.

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