TRANSACTIONS | Elks release veteran RB Wilder Jr.

American QB Testaverde Jr. also released by Green and Gold

James Wilder Jr. with Elks in 2022.
James Wilder Jr. with Elks in 2022.

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks announced Wednesday the release of Americans James Wilder Jr. (RB), and Vincent Testaverde Jr. (QB).

Wilder Jr. played in 15 games for the Elks over two seasons, totalling 894 yards rushing and two touchdowns. The Florida State product was named the Elks Most Outstanding Player in 2021.

Testaverde Jr. was signed on Feb. 13. The 26-year-old quarterback played for the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League in 2021.



  • Vincent Testaverde Jr. | AMER | QB | 6'1 | 210 LBS | 1996-07-20 | Tampa, FL | Albany
  • James Wilder Jr. | AMER | 6'3 | 232 LBS | 1992-04-14 | Tampa, FL | Florida State
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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