TRANSACTION | Elks release OL Nielsen

Global lineman spent two seasons in Edmonton


EDMONTON – Global offensive lineman Steven Nielsen has been released by the Edmonton Elks, the club announced Monday.

Originally drafted by Edmonton in the first round (2nd overall) of the 2021 CFL Global Draft, the Eastern Michigan product played two seasons for the Double E, suiting up in 30 games and starting four games at right tackle in 2021.

The Danish lineman has signed with Raiders Tirol (European League of Football) in Austria.


  • Steven Nielsen | GLB | OL | 6'8 | 307 LBS | 1996-06-06 | Denmark | Eastern Michigan
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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