TRANSACTIONS | Elks sign defensive tackle Ese Mrabure

Edmonton releases Charles and Cheek

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks made three roster moves Monday, signing Ese Mrabure (DT) and releasing Stefan Charles (DL) and Bryce Cheek (DB).

The North York native joins the Green and Gold after his release by the Ottawa Redblacks earlier this month. Mrabure was drafted by the B.C. Lions in 2015, playing six seasons with B.C., Saskatchewan, Calgary and Redblacks, recording 43 tackles and six sacks in 57 games.

Collegiately, Mrabure played four seasons (2011-14) with the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks.

Also announced was the release of Stefan Charles and Bryce Cheek, both players leave the Elks without any game action.

Edmonton's main camp continues today at 9 a.m. ​ at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium.

The Elks will play their first pre-season game on Friday, May 27, when they visit the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at IG Field.



  • Ese Mrabure | NAT | DB | 6'0 | 280 LBS | North York, ON | 1992-12-05 | Wilfrid Laurier


  • Stefan Charles | NAT | DL | 6'4 | 300 LBS | Oshawa, ON | 1988-06-09 | Regina
  • Bryce Cheek | AMER | DB | 6'0 | 195 LBS | Lewis Center, OH | 1993-08-28 | Akron
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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