2015 Edmonton Eskimos season
|2015 Edmonton Eskimos season|
|Head coach||Chris Jones|
|General manager||Ed Hervey|
|Home field||Commonwealth Stadium|
SMS Stadium (Preseason)
|Division place||1st, West|
|Playoff finish||Won Grey Cup|
|Team MOP||Mike Reilly, QB|
|Team MOC||Sean Whyte, P/K|
|Team MOR||Derel Walker, WR|
The 2015 Edmonton Eskimos season was the 58th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 67th overall. The Eskimos finished with a 14-4 record and in first place in the West Division for the first time since 2003. The team won the franchise's 14th Grey Cup championship 26–20 over the Ottawa Redblacks in their first Grey Cup appearance since 2005.
The 2015 CFL Draft took place on May 12, 2015.
|4||34||Andrew Johnson||WR||Fort Lewis College|
|7||60||Blair Smith||LB||Angelo State|
|May 11, 2015||Trade||Cory Watson (SB)
*2nd round pick in 2016 CFL Draft - Trent Corney (DL)
|Jorgen Hus (LS)
3rd round pick in 2016 CFL Draft - Quinn van Glyswyk (K)
|September 2, 2015||Trade||**Conditional 7th round pick in 2017 CFL Draft||Matt Nichols (QB)||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|September 3, 2015||Trade||Brian Simmons (OL)||Conditional 7th round pick in 2017 CFL Draft||Hamilton Tiger-Cats|
|September 9, 2015||Trade||Christopher Greaves (OL)||Selvish Capers (OL)
2nd round pick in 2016 CFL Draft - Trent Corney (DL)
|Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|September 21, 2015||Trade||Conditional draft pick in 2017 CFL Draft||Skye Dawson (SB/KR)
Conditional draft pick in 2017 CFL Draft
*Later traded to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
**Later traded to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
On June 14, 2013, it was announced that the Edmonton Eskimos would host their 2015 preseason game at the new Shell Place in Fort McMurray against the Saskatchewan Roughriders on June 13, 2015. As part of the deal, the game was broadcast nationally on TSN. The game was played here due to scheduling conflicts with the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup at Commonwealth Stadium and to broaden the Eskimos' fanbase. The Eskimos' second pre-season game, against the BC Lions, will also be displaced from the team's usual home stadium due to the Women's World Cup. That game will instead be played at Thunderbird Stadium on the main campus of the University of British Columbia.
|B||Sat, June 13||8:00 p.m. MDT||vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders||W 31–24||1–0||TSN||Shell Place (in Fort McMurray)||11,825||Recap|
|C||Fri, June 19||8:00 p.m. MDT||at BC Lions||W 18–13||2–0||None||Thunderbird Stadium||6,117||Recap|
|Winnipeg Blue Bombers||18||5||13||353||502||10||Details|
|1||Sat, June 27||3:00 p.m. MDT||at Toronto Argonauts||L 11–26||0–1||L1||TSN||SMS Stadium (in Fort McMurray)||4,900||Recap|
|3||Thurs, July 9||7:00 p.m. MDT||vs. Ottawa Redblacks||W 46–17||1–1||W1||TSN/RDS2/ESPN2||Commonwealth Stadium||29,904||Recap|
|4||Fri, July 17||5:00 p.m. MDT||at Ottawa Redblacks||W 23–12||2–1||W2||TSN/RDS||TD Place Stadium||21,078||Recap|
|5||Sat, July 25||5:00 p.m. MDT||vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers||W 32–3||3–1||W3||TSN||Commonwealth Stadium||27,895||Recap|
|6||Fri, July 31||7:00 p.m. MDT||vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders||W 30–5||4–1||W4||TSN/RDS/ESPN2||Commonwealth Stadium||37,842||Recap|
|7||Thurs, Aug 6||8:00 p.m. MDT||at BC Lions||L 23–26||4–2||L1||TSN/RDS2/ESPN2||BC Place||20,316||Recap|
|8||Thurs, Aug 13||5:30 p.m. MDT||at Montreal Alouettes||W 15–12||5–2||W1||TSN/RDS/ESPN2||Molson Stadium||21,170||Recap|
|9||Fri, Aug 21||7:00 p.m. MDT||vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||L 20–49||5–3||L1||TSN||Commonwealth Stadium||28,858||Recap|
|10||Fri, Aug 28||7:00 p.m. MDT||vs. Toronto Argonauts||W 38–15||6–3||W1||TSN/RDS/ESPN2||Commonwealth Stadium||31,573||Recap|
|11||Mon, Sept 7||2:30 p.m. MDT||at Calgary Stampeders||L 7–16||6–4||L1||TSN||McMahon Stadium||35,400||Recap|
|12||Sat, Sept 12||7:30 p.m. MDT||vs. Calgary Stampeders||W 27–16||7–4||W1||TSN/RDS2||Commonwealth Stadium||38,906||Recap|
|13||Sat, Sept 19||2:00 p.m. MDT||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||W 25–18||8–4||W2||TSN||Tim Hortons Field||24,300||Recap|
|14||Sat, Sept 26||2:00 p.m. MDT||vs. BC Lions||W 29–23||9–4||W3||TSN||Commonwealth Stadium||29,148||Recap|
|15||Sat, Oct 3||2:00 p.m. MDT||at Winnipeg Blue Bombers||W 24–23||10–4||W4||TSN||Investors Group Field||24,179||Recap|
|16||Sat, Oct 10||5:00 p.m. MDT||at Calgary Stampeders||W 15–11||11–4||W5||TSN||McMahon Stadium||32,211||Recap|
|17||Sat, Oct 17||5:00 p.m. MDT||vs. BC Lions||W 26–23 (2OT)||12–4||W6||TSN||Commonwealth Stadium||28,517||Recap[permanent dead link]|
|18||Sat, Oct 24||5:00 p.m. MDT||at Saskatchewan Roughriders||W 35–24||13–4||W7||TSN/RDS2||Mosaic Stadium||30,488||Recap|
|19||Sun, Nov 1||2:00 p.m. MST||vs. Montreal Alouettes||W 40–22||14–4||W8||TSN/RDS||Commonwealth Stadium||31,014||Recap|
Total attendance: 283,656
Average attendance: 31,517 (56.0%)
|West Final||Sun, Nov 22||2:30 p.m. MST||vs. Calgary Stampeders||W 45–31||1–0||TSN/RDS||Commonwealth Stadium||34,414||Recap|
|103rd Grey Cup||Sun, Nov 29||4:00 p.m. MST||Ottawa Redblacks||W 26–20||2–0||TSN/RDS/ESPN2||Investors Group Field||36,634||Recap|
|2015 Edmonton Eskimos roster|
6-Game Injured List
Italics indicate International player
|2015 Edmonton Eskimos staff|
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
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