TRANSACTIONS | Elks sign two on opening day of camp

Edmonton inks LB Walker and DB Claiborne

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks have signed Stefan Claiborne (DB) and Reggie Walker (LB), the club announced Sunday.

A 24-year-old defensive back from Western Michigan University, Claiborne was most recently with the Aviators in The Spring League. Over his four year college career, Claiborne appeared in 45 games, posting 177 tackles and 3.5 tackles for lost yardage, with eight pass breakups. He was three-time Academic All-MAC honouree (2017, 2018, 2019) and helped Western Michigan to three bowl appearances (2016 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic; 2018 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl; 2019 SERVPRO First Responder Bowl).

Walker, 26, joins the Elks after a stint in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals. He appeared in one game for the Cardinals in the 2020 season, registering a tackle in a Week 6 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. The linebacker from Ponchatoula, La., played four seasons at Kansas State University, where he tied the school’s career record with nine forced fumbles, and tied for 10th all-time with 18.0 sacks. He was named Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year in 2016 and was honourable mention All-Big 12 as a senior in 2019.

Edmonton opened its main camp Sunday at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium. For a complete training camp schedule and details on attendance, click here.



  • Reggie Walker | AMER | LB | 6’2 | 250 LBS | | 1996-04-22 (26) | Ponchatoula, LA | Kansas State
  • Stefan Claiborne | AMER | DB | 6’2 | 205 LBS | 1997-10-29 (24) | Clinton Township, MI | Western Michigan
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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