TRANSACTIONS | Elks make additions to practice roster

Edmonton set to host the Calgary Stampeders on July 7

Courtesy Arizona Cardinals
Courtesy Arizona Cardinals

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks announced Tuesday the signings of American Hakeem Butler (WR) and Global player Nour-Eddine Seidnaly (OL) to the practice roster.

Butler most recently spent time in training camp with the B.C. Lions, before being released during the 2022 CFL pre-season. A fourth-round selection by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft, Butler spent time on the Carolina Panthers practice roster and appeared in two games with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2020. Butler played three seasons at Iowa, and was a second-team All-Big-12 selection in 2018 after making 60 catches for 1,318 yards and nine touchdowns in 13 games.

Originally from Clichy, France, Seidnaly started all 14 games he played at Arkansas State, suiting up ten times at right tackle in 2018 and four times at left tackle in 2020. He was named to Phil Steele’s Preseason Fourth Team All-Sun Belt Conference in 2019, but missed the entire season due to injury.

As they continue preparations for their home game against the Calgary Stampeders on Thursday (7:00 p.m. kickoff), the Elks will practice indoors at Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre on Tuesday from 11:40 a.m. to 1:10 p.m.



  • Hakeem Butler | AMER | WR | 6'5" | 227 LBS | 1996-05-16 | Baltimore, MD | Iowa State
  • Nour-Eddine Seidnaly | GLB | OL | 6'5" | 310 LBS | 1997-07-03 | Landover, MD | Arkansas State


Hernan Salas

Hernan Salas

Coordinator, Communications (Media Relations), Edmonton Elks Football Club

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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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