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

VP, Marketing and Fan Engagement, 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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