TRANSACTIONS | Elks sign Richards (DB)

Edmonton takes on the Stampeders on Monday September 5

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks announced Saturday the signing of American Jeff Richards (DB).

Richards broke into the CFL in 2015, playing two seasons (2015-2016) with the Ottawa Redblacks, where he appeared in 13 games, totalling 22 tackles and helping Ottawa win the 104th Grey Cup in 2016. The 31-year-old defensive back spent the 2021 season with the Toronto Argonauts, recording 42 tackles and one interception in 13 games. Richards was released by Toronto ahead of training camp.

The Oklahoma native also had a two year stint in the NFL, spending time with the Carolina Panthers, Los Angeles Chargers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

The Elks return to action on Monday, September 5, when they take on the Calgary Stampeders at McMahon Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. MDT.



  • Jeff Richards | AMER | DB | 6'2 | 200 LBS | 1991-01-03 | Del City, OK | Emporia State
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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