TRANSACTIONS | Elks sign Darrius Bratton (DB)

Edmonton releases three players

Darrius Bratton with the Cavaliers \ Photo Courtesy: Virginia Athletics ​
Darrius Bratton with the Cavaliers \ Photo Courtesy: Virginia Athletics ​

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks have signed American defensive back Darrius Bratton (DB), the club announced Wednesday.

Bratton is embarking on his pro career following five seasons of NCAA Division 1 football at the University of Virginia. The Roanoke, Va., native appeared in 52 games for the Cavaliers, compiling 77 total tackles, one tackle for loss, 0.5 sacks and 14 passes defended.

The six-foot-zero Bratton impressed at Virginia's pro day in March, when he recorded 38.5" in the vertical jump, 11'3" mark in the board jump, and clocked a 4.43 in the 40-yard dash. He was included on the 2023 rookie minicamp roster for the NFL's New Orleans Saints.

Additionally, the Elks have released Americans Lyndemian Brooks (RB), Quan Harrison (WR), and Raphael Leonard (WR).

The Green and Gold are currently holding main camp at Commonwealth Stadium in advance of their first pre-season game, on the road against the Calgary Stampeders on May 22.




  • Lyndemian Brooks | AMER | RB | 5’8 | 170 LBS | 1998-03-21 | Austin, TX | Prairie View A&M
  • Quan Harrison | AMER | WR | 5’9 | 185 LBS | 1997-08-19 | Greeneville, TN | West Georgia
  • Raphael Leonard | AMER | WR | 6'2 | 190 LBS | 1997-05-26 | Starkville, MS | Southern Illinois


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Hernan Salas

Hernan Salas

Coordinator, Communications (Media Relations), Edmonton Elks Football Club

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About The Edmonton Elks Football Club

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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