Jesse Lumsden's tenure with the Edmonton Eskimos has come to an end.

The team announced Wednesday it has released the Canadian running back after just one season. Lumsden signed with the Eskimos last off-season, then injured his shoulder in the season opener against Winnipeg and didn't play again.

who earned fifth-place finishes in both the two- and four-man bobsled
at the Vancouver Olympics, still doesn't have medical clearance to
resume his football career. That spelled the end of the line for him in


“This is disappointing on a number of levels,” Eskimos
general manager Danny Maciocia said in a release. “Jesse has worked
hard to rehab the shoulder but he does not yet have medical clearance
to play football. I know he was excited to embark on a new chapter of
his career in Edmonton, and we felt he would be an excellent fit for
the Eskimos.

“Jesse is a young man of great character who's battled back before. Our entire organization wishes him the best.”

a first-round pick of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 2005 CFL Canadian
college draft, has 1,797 rushing yards and nine touchdowns over four

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