TRANSACTIONS | Elks release Opara and Thomas

Beaudry released from practice roster

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks announced Saturday that Americans Kingsley Opara (DL) and DaQuaylyn Thomas (DB) have been released from the roster. Additionally, the Elks have released Canadian Michael Beaudry (QB) from the practice roster.

Thomas, 24, was signed by Edmonton in February and appeared in one pre-season game, registering two defensive tackles in a 30-20 win against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on May 27.

The 27-year-old Opara joined the Elks as a free-agent in January and saw pre-season action against the Calgary Stampeders on June 3.

Beaudry, 24, was moved to the practice roster on June 4. He joined the Elks in April and recorded a defensive tackle in one pre-season appearance, against Winnipeg.

Edmonton opens its 2022 CFL season in Vancouver on Saturday, when the Elks take on the B.C. Lions at 8 p.m. MDT.



  • DaQuaylyn Thomas | AMER | DB | 5'10 | 205 LBS | 1998-02-09 | Arlington, TX | Southern Mississippi
  • Kingsley Opara | AMER | DL | 6’3 | 294 LBS | 1994-10-13 | Quincy, MA | Maryland


  • Michael Beaudry | NAT | QB | 6'5 | 248 LBS | 1997-07-13 | Regina, SK | Idaho
Hernan Salas

Hernan Salas

Coordinator, Communications (Media Relations), 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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