The Edmonton Eskimo extended the contracts of linebacker TJ Hill and offensive lineman Brian Ramsay on Friday, avoiding free agency for both players in February 2013.
Hill started in 18 games this season, racking up 80 defensive tackles, three special teams tackles, four knockdowns, two forced fumbles and an interception he returned for 32 yards and a touchdown. The six-year veteran originally signed with the Eskimos as a free agent in 2009 and signed a contract extension in 2011.
Ramsay played in 17 games with six starts at guard for the Eskimos in 2012. The six-year CFL veteran originally signed in 2011.
The Eskimos also released import running back Cory Boyd on Friday. Boyd played six games for the Eskimos, carrying the ball 27 times for 148 yards and a touchdown. He also had four catches for 40 yards.
After being released by the Toronto Argonauts, Boyd signed with the Eskimos in August, was released in mid-October and re-signed ten days later.