TRANSACTIONS | Elks add running back Badie

Edmonton release American quarterback Jones

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks announced a host of moves Friday, adding Sherman Badie (RB) to the active roster and placing American Michael Walker (WR) on the suspended list and National Chris Gangarossa (OL) on the retired list.

Badie signed with the Double E back in January and was placed on the suspended list on May. 11. ​ The Louisiana native played four seasons at Tulane University, rushing for 1,517 yard and nine touchdowns in 44 games. Badie also spent time with the Arizona Cardinals in 2018 and St. Louis of the XFL in 2020.

Walker signed with the Elks on Feb. 9, after spending 2021 in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Boston College product previously played with the Jacksonville Jaguars, used primarily on returns, bringing back 18 kicks for 411 yards and three punts for 13 yards.

Gangarossa was Edmonton's sixth round pick (50th overall) in the 2020 CFL Draft. He appeared in one game for the Green and Gold last season.

Also announced was the release of American quarterback Cardale Jones. The Ohio State product leaves the Elks without any game action.

Elks training camp continues Friday at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium in advance of Edmonton's first pre-season game, against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at IG Field on May 27.




  • Sherman Badie | AMER | RB | 6'0 | 205 LBS | 1997-01-18 (25) | Metairie, LA | Tulane


  • Cardale Jones | AMER | QB | 6'5 | 250 LBS | 1992-08-29 | Cleveland, OH | Ohio State


  • Chris Gangarossa | NAT | OL | 6'6 | 300 LBS | 1997-01-18 (25) | Fort Erie, ON | Wagner


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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