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The Edmonton Eskimos bolstered their defence on Tuesday, signing linebackers Larry Dean and Jovan Santos-Knox and defensive back Anthony Orange, according to TSN's Farhan Lalji.
Lalji reports it is a one-year deal for $210K for Dean, who was last year’s East Division Most Outstanding Defensive Player.
Dean was also an East Division and CFL All-Star
The linebacker finished with a career-high 105 tackles to go along with two interceptions last season with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Dean, 30, has spent the past three seasons with the Ticats, and has 279 tackles, five sacks, and three interceptions in 54 career regular season games.
The 24-year-old Santos-Knox spent the past two seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and finished last year with 82 tackles and six sacks.
For his CFL career, Santos-Knox, a UMass product, has 129 tackles, eight sacks, and two interceptions in 34 games.
According to a report from 3DownNation's Justin Dunk, the Eskimos have also signed cover linebacker Don Unamba.
After playing just 11 games in his first season with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2017, Unamba had a breakout season in 2018 and was named a CFL All-Star.
The 29-year-old finished the season with 59 tackles, four sacks, and an interception playing the all-important cover linebacker role.
Unamba has also played for the Montreal Alouettes, Saskatchewan Roughriders, and Winnipeg Blue Bombers and has 149 tackles, five sacks, and five interceptions in 61 career regular season games.
Orange spent last season with the BC Lions, finishing with 54 tackles and five interceptions in 18 games.
Orange, 30, has also played for the Ottawa Redblacks and Toronto Argonauts. The Fresno State product has 149 tackles and 11 interceptions in 50 regular season games over four seasons in the CFL.