timberland voucher codes Edmonton Eskimos bringing back punter Hugh O
The Edmonton Eskimos are sticking with the tandem kicking crew they ended last season with.
In line with last month announcement of place kicker Sean Whyte contract extension, which will keep him in green and gold through the 2020 season, the Eskimos followed up Tuesday by inking punter Hugh O for the upcoming year.
A University of Alberta product, O was brought on board part way through 2017 after Whyte raised concerns his leg was getting overused after taking on both duties.
With Whyte missing 12 games, O was one of a trio of replacements that were brought in, making a pedestrian nine of 13 field goal attempts and eight of 10 point afters, before taking over sole possession of punting duties.
In 13 games,
O 3,291 punt yards averaged 45.1 yards per punt, leaving him tied fourth overall. That number improved to 46.6 yards in the playoffs.
With Whyte entering his 10th season in the Canadian Football League, the Eskimos weren about to chance another overuse leg injury to the most accurate field goal kicker over the last three seasons (93.3 per cent), deciding instead to go with the proven duo.
On Tuesday, the Eskimos also announced the addition of American receiver Shaq Hill.
A first team All Big Sky Conference selection, Hill spent part of the National Football League preseason as an undrafted rookie with the Houston Texans before being picked up briefly by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.