Former Bengals linebacker Rashad Jeanty has signed a contract with the Edmonton Eskimos, a Canadian Football League franchise. Rashad Jeanty played with the Bengals from 2006-2009 mostly as an outside linebacker. Jeanty showed plenty of promise during his four years with the Bengals but it was cut short during the 2009 Wild Card game against the Jets when he broke his left fibula then proceeded to miss the entire 2010 season because of complications from the injury.
Jeanty started his career with Edmonton in 2003 and won two Grey Cup's in the three years he played in Canada. Edmonton general manager Eric Tillman stated in a Monday news release,
"It's great to welcome Rashad back to the Eskimos, he left as a champion after the 2005 Grey Cup and he's eager to help us return to that elite level."
Jeanty was picked up by the Philadelphia Eagles before the 2011 season, but was released prior to the start of the season. The Edmonton Eskimos have a CFL record 13 Grey Cup Championships and add Jeanty with the intention of gaining back their elite status in the CFL that they had from 2003-2005.