TRANSACTION | Elks re-sign veteran defensive back Gainey

Defensive back returns for 11th CFL season

Gainey with the Elks in 2022.
Gainey with the Elks in 2022.

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks have re-signed American defensive back Ed Gainey to a one-year contract extension, the club announced Thursday.

Gainey returns for a second season in Green and Gold, after suiting up for all 18 games in ​ 2022, ranking fifth on the team with 47 defensive tackles. The 32-year-old also had an interception and equalled his career high with two forced fumbles.

A two-time CFL All-Star (2017, 2018), Gainey has also played for the Montreal Alouettes (2012, 13) Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2014, 2015) and Saskatchewan Roughriders (2016 - 2021). Over 144 regular season games, the Appalachian State product has 356 defensive tackles, 24 interceptions and seven forced fumbles.



Hernan Salas

Hernan Salas

Coordinator, Communications (Media Relations), 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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