TRANSACTIONS | Elks sign three players

Edmonton brings back veteran defensive lineman Daniel Ross

Mekhai Johnson (48) Marist College Athletics | Daniel Ross (93) | Caleb Tannor (2) Nebraska Athletics
Mekhai Johnson (48) Marist College Athletics | Daniel Ross (93) | Caleb Tannor (2) Nebraska Athletics

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks announced Sunday the signings of Americans Mekhai Johnson (RB), Daniel Ross (DL) and Caleb Tannor (LB) to the practice roster.

Ross started in four games with Edmonton this season, recording six defensive tackles before being released on July 8. The 30-year old Ross missed the entire 2022 season due to injury.

Johnson rejoins the Elks after participating in training camp before being released on May 28. The Dorchester, Mass., suited up in one preseason game with the Elks, registering five carries for 15 yards against the Calgary Stampeders on May 22.

Collegiately, Johnson rushed for 635 yards and scored eight touchdowns in 11 games of NCAA Division II football as a senior at Tusculum University in 2022. Prior to joining Tusculum, he played four seasons at ​ Marist College, totalling 159 carries for 863 yards and eight touchdowns in 33 games.

Tannor played five seasons (2018-2022) at the University of Nebraska, where he played a program-record 56 career games with the Cornhuskers, racking up 125 total tackles, 10 sacks and two forced fumbles. The six-foot-three native of Georgia attended New York Jets rookie camp earlier this year.

The Elks returned to practice on Sunday in preparation for their Week 11 match-up with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Tim Hortons Field on Thursday (5:30 p.m. MT kickoff).




Be there when the Elks host the Ottawa Redblacks on Aug. 27 as Terry Vaughn becomes the 42nd player inducted to the EE Wall of Honour. As part of the festivities, the Green and Gold will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their 2003 Grey Cup championship team. ​ Being part of the action has never been more affordable, with tickets starting at just $15. Click here to get your tickets now and be part of the tradition.

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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 The Brick Field 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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