06/09/2015 10:48 EDT | Updated 06/09/2016 05:59 EDT

Eskimos sign international running back Chad Simpson

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Eskimos have signed international running back Chad Simpson.

Simpson, a five-foot-nine, 205-point Morgan State product, previously spent two seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2012-13), recording 281 carries for 1,620 yards and 11 touchdowns.

The signing comes a day after the Eskimos announced that leading rusher John White will miss the upcoming season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.

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