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TRANSACTIONS | Elks extend Rouyer

TRANSACTIONS | Elks extend Rouyer

Defensive lineman Nelson released

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks announced two player transactions Thursday, as Maxime Rouyer (LB) has inked a two-year extension, while Chris Nelson (DL) has been released.

Rouyer has spent the last two seasons with the Elks, appearing in 17 games in 2019, before playing one game in 2021. The Troyes, France product was limited this past season due to a toe injury that kept him out of the lineup. His lone appearance came Week 10 when he suited up against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Nelson appeared in four games in 2021 after being signed during Edmonton's October bye week. The University of Texas product recorded six defensive tackles for the Green and Gold.




  • Chris Nelson | AMER | DL | 6'1 | 315 LBS | 1995-01-23 | Lakeland, FL | Texas
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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