TRANSACTIONS | Elks release two

Kicker van der Reit removed from suspended list

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks have released Americans Jaylen Hall (WR) and Zane Pope (WR) from the practice roster, the club announced Tuesday.

Hall played last season at Western Kentucky University as a graduate student, while Pope played his senior year at Fresno State University in 2022. Both players signed with the Elks on July 16.

Additionally, the Elks released Global player Wihan van der Reit (K) from the suspended list. The South African kicker was signed by Edmonton on Feb. 28, 2022, and moved to the suspended list May 11, 2022.

Edmonton returns to action on Thursday, when the Elks travel to Winnipeg to take on the Blue Bombers at IG Field. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. MT.



  • Jaylen Hall | WR | AMER | 6’3 | 180 LBS | 1999-03-31 | Macomb, MI | Western Kentucky
  • Zane Pope | WR| AMER | 6’2 | 195 LBS | 1999-02-17 | Moorpark, CA | Fresno State


  • Wihan van der Riet | GLB | K | 6'1 | 220 LBS | Polokwane Limpopo, South Africa


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Elks Football…Our Team. Our City.

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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