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Montana's Jeremiah Kose smiles after making a tackle in the first half of Montana's playoff win over South Dakota State in December 2015.

Former Montana linebacker Jeremiah Kose is staying north of the border after signing with the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos.

Kose, who last played for the Griz in 2015, officially signed as an international player on Saturday. He played last season for the CFL champion Redblacks, though most of his time in Ottawa was spent on either the practice squad or injured reserve.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pounder only appeared in one game, making two tackles in the Redblacks' 30-29 late season victory over the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Ottawa went on to win the CFL's Grey Cup over the Calgary Stampeders in November.

A native of Oceanside, California, Kose isn't the only Montana connection in Edmonton. He follows former Redblacks assistant general manager Brock Sunderland, a Griz receiver from 1998-2001 who was hired this offseason as the Eskimo's next GM.

Kose was a two-year starter for the Griz and a third-team All-Big Sky Conference selection in 2015 after starting all 13 games. He recorded 123 tackles, second most on the team, and drew an invite to the NFLPA Senior Bowl after the season.

— Missoulian Staff

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