Edmonton Eskimos re-sign star receiver Derel Walker trough 2018 season

Edmonton Eskimos' Derel Walker (87) celebrates his touchdown during first half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday September 9, 2017. The Eskimos have re-signed international wide receiver Walker through the 2018 season.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
Edmonton Eskimos' Derel Walker (87) celebrates his touchdown during first half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday September 9, 2017. The Eskimos have re-signed international wide receiver Walker through the 2018 season.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

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.

The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. 2018

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