TRANSACTIONS | Elks acquire Sam Acheampong (DL)

Edmonton release defensive lineman Daniel Ross

Sam Acheampong (96) with Argos | CP Images
Sam Acheampong (96) with Argos | CP Images

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks have acquired National Sam Acheampong (DL) from the Toronto Argonauts in exchange for a fifth round pick in the 2024 CFL Draft and Negotiation List rights to Xavier Gipson (WR), the club announced Saturday.

Acheampong has appeared in 30 games over two CFL seasons (2021-2022) with the Toronto Argonauts, and helped Toronto win the Grey Cup last November. He was selected in the second round of the 2020 CFL Draft (20th overall), and has totalled 35 tackles and eight sacks in his CFL career. The Brampton, Ont., native has appeared in one game this season, in Week 3 when he recorded one tackle against the Elks.

Collegiately, Acheampong spent five seasons at Wilfrid Laurier (2015-19), where he was named an OUA First Team All-Star in his final year.

Additionally, the Elks have released American Daniel Ross (DL). Ross, 30, appeared in four games for the Elks this season, recording three defensive tackles.

The Elks return to action on Thursday when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Commonwealth Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. MDT.



  • Sam Acheampong | NAT | DL | 6'5 | 270 LBS | 1996-01-12 | Brampton, ON | Wilfrid Laurier


  • Fifth round pick in 2024
  • Negotiation List Rights to Xavier Gipson (WR)


  • Daniel Ross | AMER | QB | 6'5 | 305 LBS | 1993-03-15 | Louisville, KY | Northeast Mississippi


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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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