Pirates Sign Offensive Lineman E.J. Price
By: Oliver Nissi
December 12, 2020
WORCESTER, MA. — The Massachusetts Pirates have announced the signing of offensive lineman E.J. Price. The newest member of the organization outlined his reasons for joining the Pirates.
“I wanted to come back and play in the United States,” Price told masspiratesfootball.com. “Also, I was very impressed with the Pirates’ roster and with the overall direction of their program.”
In February 2020, Price was signed by the BC Lions of the CFL. It was announced this past August the CFL would not play their 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Price was released by the Lions on December 9.
Pirates president and general manager Jawad Yatim jumped very quickly to sign Price once he became available.
“Speaking on the phone with E.J. he seems excited and appreciative of the opportunity, motivated for all the right reasons and we emphasize that here with the Pirates. He’s long, very stout and strong. Still young as well, he would be a senior right now at Kentucky had he stayed. We look forward to working with EJ and glad to have him on board.”
Price played one season of college football at the University of Kentucky in 2018 as a redshirt sophomore. His team had a record of 10-3 and defeated Penn State in the 2019 Citrus Bowl. Price started his college football career at the University of Southern California as a redshirt freshman. He transferred to Kentucky in 2016.
Price (6’6”, 333 pounds) left Kentucky in February 2019 to sign with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL. He was later released by Saskatchewan in June 2019.
Most recently, Price played in The Spring League in November 2020 for the Generals. Price is a native of Atlanta, Georgia.
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