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TRANSACTIONS | Elks announce final training camp cuts

TRANSACTIONS | Elks announce final training camp cuts

Players released ahead of Friday's CFL roster deadline

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks roster has come into focus, as the club announced its final set of training camp cuts Thursday afternoon.

A total of 16 players were released ahead of Friday's CFL roster deadline of 8:00 p.m. MT.

An additional 17 players were moved to the practice roster, with one player moved to the suspended list.

Edmonton now shifts its focus to preparing for the club's CFL home opener on Saturday, August 7th against the Ottawa RedBlacks.


MEDIA AVAILABILITY

  • Thursday, July 29
    • General Manager and VP of Football Operations Brock Sunderland
    • Head Coach and Offensive Co-ordinator Jaime Elizondo
    • 3:30 p.m. at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium (field level)

NOTE: Media are asked to park on the west side of the stadium, enter through GATE 2, and then walk through the stands to field level.

A reminder that any media attending in-person media availabilities must be fully vaccinated and masked. Proof of vaccination will be requested upon arrival (if not already verified).


RELEASED

  • Jordan Beaulieu | NAT | DB | 5'11 | 198 LBS | 1993-09-27 | Montreal, QC | Western
  • Erick Browne | AMER | OL | 6'4 | 320 LBS | 1996-11-13 | Boston, MA | Merrimack
  • Justin Cates | AMER | DL | 6'2 | 257 LBS | 1995-12-26 | Goldsboro, NC | NC A&T
  • Peter Cender | NAT | FB | 6'4 | 245 LBS | 1994-11-22 | Cobourg, ON | Grand Valley State
  • Thaddeus Coleman | AMER | OL | 6'7 | 320 LBS | 1985-06-20 | Waukegan, IL | Mississippi Valley State
  • Vontae Diggs | AMER | LB | 6'2 | 230 LBS | 1995-11-07 | Downers Grove, IL | Connecticut
  • O'Shea Dugas | AMER | OL | 6'4 | 335 LBS | 1996-09-22 | Lafayette, LA | LA Tech
  • Tarean Folston | AMER | RB | 5'10 | 214 LBS | 1995-01-11 | Cocoa, FL | Notre Dame
  • Caleb Ham | AMER | DB | 6'0 | 190 LBS | 1996-01-01 | Savannah, GA | Fordham
  • Shawn Lemon| AMER | DL | 6'2 | 248 LBS | 1988-08-25 | Waldorf, MD | Akron
  • TJ Mutcherson | AMER | DB | 5'10 | 197 LBS | 1992-07-27 | Tampa, FL | UCF
  • Nick Pickett | AMER | DB | 6'1 | 210 LBS | 1999-11-22 | Los Angeles, CA | Oregon
  • Robert Priester | AMER | DB | 5'9 | 180 LBS | 1993-12-25 | Tampa, FL | Wyoming
  • Malikue Richards | NAT | WR | 6'1 | 195 LBS | 1995-10-12 | Brampton, ON | Mount Allison
  • Kenny Shaw | AMER | WR | 6'0 | 180 LBS | 1992-01-15 | Orlando, FL | Florida State
  • Kieron Williams | AMER | DB | 6'1 | 195 LBS | 1994-11-21 | Shreveport, LA | Nebraska

MOVED TO PRACTICE ROSTER

  • Misiona Aiolupotea-Pei | GLB | DL | 6'3 | 270 LBS | 1996-06-02 | Wellington, NEW ZEALAND  | Washington State
  • Andrew Ankrah | AMER | DL | 6'4 | 249 LBS | 1996-12-31 | Gaithersburg, MD | James Madison
  • Dante Brown | NAT | K | 5'10 | 185 LBS | 1997-08-15 | Mississauga, ON | Fort Hays State
  • Thomas Costigan | AMER | DL | 6'3 | 245 LBS | 1997-08-26 | Stamford, CT | Bryant
  • D'Antne Demery | AMER | OL | 6'5 | 320 LBS | 1997-09-05 | Brunswick, GA | Florida International
  • Earnest Edwards | AMER | WR | 5'10 | 175 LBS | 1998-03-30 | Rochester, NY | Maine
  • Chris Gangarossa | NAT | OL | 6'6 | 300 LBS | 1997-01-18 | Fort Erie, ON | Wagner
  • Tyler Higby | AMER | OL | 6'5 | 300 LBS | 1997-01-26 | Houston, TX | Michigan State
  • Reggie Howard | AMER | DL | 6'2 | 290 LBS | 1996-03-26 | Cincinnati, OH | Toledo
  • JJ Jones | AMER | WR | 5'10 | 173 LBS | 1992-12-06 | Columbus, MS | West Georgia
  • Afolabi Laguda | AMER | DB | 6'1 | 214 LBS | 1995-07-28 | Atlanta, GA | Colorado
  • Nafees Lyon | AMER | DB | 5'10 | 184 LBS | 1996-12-10 | Charlotte, NC | Charlotte
  • Brandon Pittman | AMER | LB | 6'2 | 236 LBS | 1993-06-06 | Raleigh, NC | NC State
  • Maxime Rouyer | GLB | LB | 6'1 | 225 LBS | 1994-07-16 | Troyes, FRANCE | McGill
  • Albert Smalls | AMER | DB | 6'1 | 207 LBS | 1996-08-03 | Miramar, FL | Northern Illinois
  • Jalen Tolliver | AMER | WR | 6'3 | 210 LBS | 1995-12-30 | Rayville, LA | Arkansas-Monticello
  • Diego Viamontes | GLB | WR | 5'10 | 189 LBS | 1990-09-23 | Mexico City, MEXICO | Universidad del Valle de México

MOVED TO SUSPENDED LIST

  • Peter Kourtis | NAT | OL | 6'6 | 300 LBS | 1998-01-02 | Toronto, ON | Saint Mary's
Evan Daum
Evan Daum Manager, Communications & Media Relations, Edmonton Elks Football Club

 

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, 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 focussed on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.

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