TRANSACTIONS | Edmonton adds duo to practice roster

Former Als linebacker Watson joins the Elks


EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks announced Wednesday the signings of National Jamel Lyles (RB) and Americans Jordan Scarlett (RB) and Tre Watson (LB). ​

Joining the practice roster are Jamel Lyles and Jordan Scarlett. Lyles joins the Elks after being released by the B.C. Lions in late May. The native of Surrey, B.C., played two seasons with the Lions (2019-2021), appearing in 12 games, recording 11 carries for 86 yards. The University of Manitoba product was selected in the eighth round by the Lions in the 2019 CFL Draft.

Scarlett signs with the Elks after being being released by the Montreal Alouettes on June 5. A fifth-round selection by the Carolina Panthers in the 2019 NFL Draft, Scarlett played in nine games with the Panthers, primarily on special teams. ​ He also had stints with the Detroit Lions (2020) and Miami Dolphins (2021).

Collegiately, Scarlett played three seasons for the University of Florida Gators, where he registered 1,846 yards on 344 carries and 12 touchdowns in 35 games.

Added to the one-game injured list is linebacker Tre Watson. The Arizona native was released by the Montreal Alouettes on Monday after starting at middle linebacker in their first four games, recording 24 defensive tackles and one sack. In 2021, the 25-year old appeared in eight games for the Als, making seven tackles.

Watson played his college ball for the University of Maryland (2015-18), where he was named to the First All-Big Ten Team, Second Phil Steele All-American Team and Football Writers' Association of America All-American Team in 2018.

The Elks host the Calgary Stampeders on Thursday, July 7, at 7:00 p.m. MDT.



  • Jamel Lyles | NAT | RB | 6'0 | 210 LBS | 1996-08-12 | Surrey, BC | Manitoba
  • Jordan Scarlett | AMER | RB | 5'11 | 210 LBS | 1996-02-09 | Fort Lauderdale, FL | Florida


  • Tre Watson | AMER | LB | 6'2 | 230 LBS | 1996-07-05 | Phoenix, AZ | Maryland
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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