TRANSACTIONS | Elks sign Caldwell (OL) and Christmon (DB)

Second-year defensive back Olumba placed on retired list

Devious Christmon with Bethel University TN \ Photo Courtesy: Bethel University
Devious Christmon with Bethel University TN \ Photo Courtesy: Bethel University

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks have signed Americans Javion Caldwell (OL) and Devious Christmon (DB), the club announced Wednesday. ​

Caldwell started 14 games at left tackle for NAIA school Grand View University in 2022, earning Heart of America North All-Conference First Team honours. The Chicago native previously played NCAA Division III football at the University of Dubuque, where he started nine contests at right tackle in 2019.

Christmon played three seasons (2020-22) at Bethel University, where he received Mid-South Conference First Team All-Conference honours. In 30 career games for the Wildcats he racked up 120 total tackles, 11 interceptions and one forced fumble.

Additionally, the Elks have placed Donovan Olumba (DB) on the retired list and released Alex Brown (DB) and Dionte Sykes (WR).




  • Alex Brown | AMER | DB | 5'11 | 170 LBS | 1996-08-30 | Holly Hill, SC | South Carolina State
  • Dionte Sykes | AMER | WR | 6’3 | 206 LBS | 1996-12-02 | Chandler, AZ | Colorado State Pueblo


  • Donovan Olumba | AMER | DB | 6'2 | 205 LBS | Nashville, TN | Portland State


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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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