TRANSACTIONS | Elks sign receivers Hall and Pope

Edmonton release four players from practice roster

Zane Pope (2) with Fresno State, Jaylen Hall (0) with Western Kentucky ​ \ Photo Courtesy: Fresno State Athletics and Western Kentucky Athletics.
Zane Pope (2) with Fresno State, Jaylen Hall (0) with Western Kentucky ​ \ Photo Courtesy: Fresno State Athletics and Western Kentucky Athletics.

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks have signed Americans Jaylen Hall (WR) and Zane Pope (WR) to the practice roster, the club announced Sunday.

As a graduate student in 2022, Hall appeared in 14 games for Western Kentucky University, where he had 68 receptions for 869 yards and six touchdowns. The Macomb, Mich., product previously played at Western Michigan University from 2018 to 2021, totalling 85 catches for 1,532 yards and 14 touchdowns in 43 career games for the Broncos.

Pope played four years of NCAA Division I FBS football with Fresno State, recording 129 receptions for 1,738 yards and 11 touchdowns. As a senior in 2022, Pope was a Phil Steele Fourth Team All-Mountain West selection. The six-foot-two receiver attended Kansas City Chiefs minicamp earlier this year.

Additionally the Elks have released Nationals Mike Dubuisson (LB) and Olivier Charles-Pierre (DL), along with Americans Darel Middleton (DL) and Khalil Tate (QB).

Edmonton returns to action on Thursday, when the Elks travel to Winnipeg to take on the Blue Bombers at IG Field. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. MT.




  • Olivier Charles-Pierre | DL | NAT | 6’1 | 375 LBS | 1994-04-22 | Laval, QC | Incarnate Word
  • Mike Dubuisson | LB | NAT | 6’3 | 220 LBS | 1991-09-30 | Montreal, QC | Windsor
  • Darel Middleton | DL | AMER | 6’7 | 305 LBS | 1996-12-11 | Knoxville, TN | Tennessee
  • Khalil Tate | QB | AMER | 6’0 | 215 LBS | 1998-10-23 | Inglewood, CA | Univ. of Arizona


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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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