TRANSACTION | Elks acquire 2024 4th round pick from Redblacks

Edmonton trades rights to Kevin Francis (LB) to Ottawa

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks are acquiring a fourth round pick in the 2024 CFL Draft from the Ottawa Redblacks for the playing rights to National linebacker Kevin Francis in a trade announced Tuesday. The pick will be the highest of Ottawa's selections in the fourth round of the 2024 Draft.

A veteran of six CFL seasons, Francis was signed by Edmonton on Feb. 14, 2023, before being added to the suspended list prior to the start of training camp.

The Toronto native played in 18 games with the BC Lions in 2022, when he led the CFL with 22 special teams tackles.

Edmonton returns to action on Thursday, when the Elks travel to Regina to take on the Saskatchewan Roughriders at Mosaic Stadium. Kickoff is 7 p.m. MT.



  • Ottawa's highest 4th round pick in 2024


  • Playing rights to Kevin Francis (LB)


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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 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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