TRANSACTION | Elks extend defensive lineman Antonio Simmons

Simmons was acquired from Montreal in the Trevor Harris deal

Antonio Simmons rushes Saskatchewan Roughrider quarterback Cody Fajardo
Antonio Simmons rushes Saskatchewan Roughrider quarterback Cody Fajardo

EDMONTON — Elks defensive lineman Antonio Simmons has inked an extension, the club announced Monday.

The Jacksonville, Florida native started the 2021 season with the Montreal Alouettes before being traded to the Elks as part for the Trevor Harris deal. In total, Simmons played in nine games (five with the Alouettes, four with the Elks) collecting 14 defensive tackles and three sacks.

Originally signed by the Alouettes in May 2019, the Georgie Tech product has played two seasons in the CFL, accumulating 59 defensive tackles, six sacks, and one forced fumble over 27 games. He previously spent time in 2018 with the NFL's Denver Broncos and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Also announced Monday was the signing of Tyree Robinson (DB).

The Oregon alum comes to the Elks with NFL experience being signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys in 2018. He played in five games for the Cowboys during the 2018 season before signing with the San Francisco 49ers in December of that same year. The California native has also spent time with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2020 and the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2021.

Collegiately, Robinson played in 52 games for the Ducks, racking up 201 total tackles, six interceptions, 23 pass breakups and four fumble recoveries over four seasons. In 2017 he was the recipient of the Todd Doxey Award, a team award for Character and Service.




  • Antonio Simmons | AMER | DL | 6'3 | 245 LBS | 1996-02-10 (25) | Jacksonville, FL | Georgia Tech
  • Tyree Robinson | AMER | DB | 6’2 | 200 | 1994 – 04 -14| San Diego, CA | Oregon


Evan Daum

Evan Daum

VP, Marketing and Fan Engagement, Edmonton Elks Football Club


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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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