TRANSACTIONS | Elks make roster moves ahead of training camp

Green and Gold open camp Saturday, July 10

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks announced a host of roster moves Friday morning, as the club continues to prepare for the start of the 2021 CFL season.

Edmonton opens its training camp Saturday at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium, with the club's first on-field practice scheduled for Sunday, July 11.

  • REMINDER: Elks General Manager and VP of Football Operations Brock Sunderland and Head Coach Jaime Elizondo will address the media today via Zoom at 11:00 a.m. (click for Zoom link).

Please see the roster moves listed below:


DB | Nick Pickett | American | Oregon

  • 45 games over four seasons at the University of Oregon (2017-20)
  • 160 total tackles at Oregon
  • Los Angeles native was 3-star prospect from Salesian High School

RB | Tarean Folston | American | Notre Dame

  • 33 games over four seasons at the University of Notre Dame (2013-16)
  • 1,712 career rushing yards at Notre Dame on 343 carries
  • Product of Cocoa High School in Cocoa, Florida

OL | Erick Browne | American | Merrimack College

  • Started 42 games at Merrimack College between 2016-19
  • Team captain at Merrimack during final two seasons (2018 and 2019)
  • Product of Everett High School in Everett, Massachusetts

LB | Curtis Akins | American | Memphis

  • Played 46 games at the University of Memphis from 2015-18
  • 180 solo tackles (276 total), three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries at Memphis
  • Signed by Cincinnati Bengals in 2019; appeared in four pre-season games
  • Previously signed by Toronto (released February 1, 2021)

OL | O'Shea Dugas | American | Louisiana Tech

  • 49 games (43 starts) over four seasons at LA Tech (2015-18)
  • First Team All-Conference USA (2018)
  • Signed by Cincinnati Bengals in 2019; spent 2019 season on reserve/injured list
  • Product of Northside High School in hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana


OL | Tommie Draheim | American | San Diego State

  • 33 career starts at San Diego State (2007-11)
  • Spent three years in the NFL (2012-14) with a total of six teams
  • Four-year CFL veteran (BC, Ottawa, Edmonton); 2018 and 2019 with Edmonton


LB | Curtis Akins | American | Memphis

OL | O'Shea Dugas | American | Louisiana Tech

OL | Darrell Brown | American | Louisiana Tech

DB | Debione Renfro | American | Texas A&M

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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