The Edmonton Eskimos announced they have signed third overall draft pick Mathieu Betts Monday, one day after TSN's Farhan Lalji reported the two had agreed to terms.
The deal is a two plus one, meaning Betts is signed through the 2020 season with a club option for 2021. Lalji adds that since he was drafted before the new CBA was signed, he's not subject to the rookie salary scale.
Betts was drafted by Edmonton third overall in the 2019 CFL Draft, but in April signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent, he was the only member of the 2019 draft class to participate in an NFL training camp.
The 24-year-old stuck with the Bears until they cut their roster down to 53 players on Aug. 31.
Betts recorded 35.5 sacks in 33 games with the Rouge et Or, winning the J. P. Metras Trophy for three consecutive seasons.
Edmonton is back in action Sept. 20 when they host Hamilton.