TRANSACTIONS | Elks sign Guthrie (OL) and Sonnier (DB)

Sonnier added to active roster in advance of game in Montreal

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks signed American defensive back Malik Sonnier and Canadian offensive lineman Jaylan Guthrie on Tuesday in advance of their Week 6 matchup with the Montreal Alouettes at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium on Thursday.

Sonnier joins the active roster. The first-year pro returns to the Elks after being released on June 27. He played one game with the Elks, registering three defensive tackles in Edmonton's season-opening loss to the B.C. Lions.

Guthrie joins the practice roster. A fourth-round draft pick of the Calgary Stampeders in 2019, Guthrie has dressed for two games with one start in his CFL career, as a member of the Ottawa RedBlacks last season.

The Elks practice at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium on Tuesday from 11:25 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. before departing for Montreal on Wednesday.



  • Malik Sonnier | AMER | DB | 6'2 | 225 LBS | 1997-12-26 | Houston, TX | Midwestern State


  • Jaylan Guthrie | NAT | OL | 6'5 | 315 LBS | 1994-08-17 | Scarborough, ON | Guelph ​
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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