TRANSACTIONS | Elks extend Smith, Jones

National receivers returning to Edmonton for 2022 season

EDMONTON – National receivers Tevaun Smith and Mike Jones are staying with the Edmonton Elks, as one-year extensions for the pair were announced Thursday by the Green and Gold.

Both Smith and Jones were pending free agents and would've hit the open market on February 8.

Photo credit: Dale MacMillan / Edmonton Elks.
Photo credit: Dale MacMillan / Edmonton Elks.

Smith, who hails from Toronto, has spent both of his CFL seasons with Edmonton after three seasons in the NFL, which featured stops in Indianapolis, Oakland, and Jacksonville from 2016 to 2018.

The University of Iowa product enjoyed a stellar CFL rookie campaign in 2019, registering 632 yards and six touchdowns in 17 games. In 13 games (10 starts) last season he recorded 324 receiving yards on 27 receptions.

Photo credit: Dale MacMillan / Edmonton Elks.
Photo credit: Dale MacMillan / Edmonton Elks.

Jones enters his sixth CFL season and second in Edmonton with 69 career regular season games to his name. The Southern University product played 11 games for the Elks last season, registering 394 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Born in Toronto and raised in Texas, Jones spent the first four years of his CFL career with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. While in Steel Town, he recorded 1,472 receiving yards on 101 receptions, finding the end zone four times.


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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