Eskimos release quarterback Steven Jyles | CFL.ca | Official Site of the Canadian Football League
 
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EDMONTON -- Just over one year since being dealt to Edmonton in the Ricky Ray trade, quarterback Steven Jyles has been released by the Eskimos.

Jyles was traded to Edmonton in December 2011 from Toronto with non-import kicker Grant Shaw and Toronto’s first selection (2nd overall) in the 2012 CFL Canadian Draft in exchange for quarterback Ricky Ray.

“Steven is an outstanding professional that did everything asked of him. We really appreciate his professionalism and commitment to the team,” says Eskimos Head Coach Kavis Reed.

In 2012, Jyles dressed for 18 games with nine starts, seeing action in 10 games. He was 129 of 220 (58.6%) for 1,756 yards and six touchdowns and six interceptions. He also picked up 112 yards on 18 rushes. He left game eight with an injury in the first quarter and dressed but did not start the next three games due to injury.

 





Fan Comments
Gally13
No suprise there. Too many great players have been released by their clubs such as Joffrey Reynolds; that is precisely why the CFL needs several more teams to be implemented into the league such as Moncton, London, Quebec City, Saskatoon, etc. to allow those greats to remain active. I'm not saying the Jyles is the best, just saying that too many hall of famers are having their careers cut short due to being released and cannot get an employment elsewhere, sad.
January 22, 2013 - 9:25pm
 
waveman
no surprise, has some mobility but a weak arm and bad decision making. porter gave up this chance in edmonton to be 3rd stringer, still boggles the mind
January 22, 2013 - 8:16am
als rule
you correct that you have totally not understood his reasonings for montreal!!
January 23, 2013 - 1:40pm
 
*C*F*L*
Although his name is not mentioned in the article, this is as much about Eric Tillman as it is about Jyles. What an incompetent boob, and I hope the CFL never sees his smug face again.
Let's hope for the good of the Green & Gold and the CFL that this transaction means progress for all.
E-T, go home.
January 21, 2013 - 8:37pm
 
tabbiefanmcb
Whoa BIG surprise? NOT!!
January 21, 2013 - 7:44pm
 
HUGE CFL FAN
I FEEL THAT HE WILL END UP IN BC AS TRAVIS BACK UP CAUSE WE ALL KNOW MIKE IS OUT AND INTILL THEY WORK MORE WITH THERE OTHER 2 QBS WHO ARE 23 AND 24 YEARS OLD THEY HAVE NOBODY BUT I THINK IT WILL BE THE BEST FOR JYLES
January 21, 2013 - 6:14pm
 
als rule
worst trade since workman traded patterson and etcheverry for an alcoholic and bernie faloney!! now who does eskie GM hervey pluck from the free agency ranks MCPHERSON or REILLY? or both? stay tuned!!
January 21, 2013 - 5:31pm