TRANSACTION | Edmonton signs Romeo McKnight (DL)

Former Stampeder joins the Green and Gold

Romeo McKnight (93) with the Stampeders in 2022 | Photo Courtesy: CP Images
Romeo McKnight (93) with the Stampeders in 2022 | Photo Courtesy: CP Images

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks have signed defensive lineman Romeo McKnight, the club announced Friday.

McKnight returns to the CFL after playing with the Calgary Stampeders in 2022. In four regular season games with the Stamps, he recorded seven tackles and one sack before being released following training camp in 2023. The Illinois native had a brief stint with the Cleveland Browns in 2021 after signing as undrafted free agent.

McKnight played his senior year at UNC Charlotte in 2020, where he was named an All-Conference USA Honourable Mention. In six games with the 49ers, he registered 24 total tackles, five tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks. Prior to joining UNC Charlotte, McKnight played two seasons (2018-19) at Illinois State, totalling 111 total tackles, 15 sacks, five pass deflections and two forced fumbles in 26 career games for the Redbirds. In 2019, he was an All-Missouri Valley Football Conference First Team selection after leading the team in both sacks (12) and tackles for loss (16.5).

The Edmonton Elks will return to the field in 2024 for the club’s 75th CFL season.


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EDMONTON ELKS

The Edmonton Elks are proud members of the Canadian Football League, playing their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.

The club, officially renamed the Elks in June of 2021, has a tradition of excellence having won 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015). Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focused on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.

Elks Football…Our Team. Our City.

Hernan Salas

Hernan Salas

Coordinator, Communications (Media Relations), Edmonton Elks Football Club

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About The Edmonton Elks Football Club

The Edmonton Elks are proud members of the Canadian Football League, playing their home games at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. 

The club has a tradition of excellence with 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015) and 52 members of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focused on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.

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