TRANSACTION | Elks release defensive back Ed Gainey

CFL veteran played two seasons with the Green and Gold

Ed Gainey with the Elks in 2023 - Edmonton Elks
Ed Gainey with the Elks in 2023 - Edmonton Elks

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks have released defensive back Ed Gainey, the club announced Tuesday. 

The CFL veteran spent the last two seasons in Edmonton, where he recorded 79 total tackles, one sack, two interceptions and three forced fumbles in 30 games for the Double E.

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 156 regular season games, the North Carolina native has 390 defensive tackles, 25 interceptions and eight forced fumbles.

2024 marks the 75th season of pro football in Edmonton, as the Elks open a new CFL campaign on Saturday, June 8 against the Saskatchewan Roughriders at Commonwealth Stadium. Season tickets are available now, with all youth season tickets $75 (17 and under) and adult tickets starting at $175.


TRANSACTION

RELEASED

  • Ed Gainey | AMER | DB | 5’11 | 193 LBS | 1990-06-06 | Winston-Salem, NC | Appalachian State

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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