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The Edmonton Eskimos have reached a verbal agreement with free agent import running back Cory Boyd.
The 27-year-old Boyd came to terms with the Eskimos just a few hours after being released by the Toronto Argonauts.
"We are very pleased to have reached a verbal agreement with Cory and his agents Gil Scott and Tim Fleiszer tonight. Cory will be flying into Edmonton Monday morning, where he will take a physical and sign a new contract with our club," says Eskimos GM Eric Tillman.
"We feel that Hugh Charles, Calvin McCarty and Cory Boyd will give us one of the best backfield combinations in our league."
Boyd joined the Argonauts in 2010 and has spent the first part of the 2012 season with Toronto. In more than two seasons Boyd has played in 36 games, where he has carried the ball 495 times for 2,497 yards and 14 touchdowns; he also has registered 83 receptions for 551 yards and four touchdowns.
The 6'1", 209 lbs New Jersey native was named an All-Star in his rookie season and currently leads the league in rushing with 82 carries for 447 yards and two touchdowns; and has rushed for over a 1,000 yards in each of his seasons with the Argonauts.
The Eskimos play next on Friday when they host the Alouettes. (gm/gb)