TRANSACTIONS | Elks trade Fletcher to Montreal for pick

Edmonton release Garcia and Holley

Former Edmonton Elks running back Walter Fletcher in practice earlier this month. Photo Courtesy: Edmonton Elks.
Former Edmonton Elks running back Walter Fletcher in practice earlier this month. Photo Courtesy: Edmonton Elks.

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks announced Tuesday the club has traded American Walter Fletcher (RB) to the Montreal Alouettes in exchange for Montreal’s original 6th round pick in the 2023 CFL Draft.

Fletcher made his CFL debut with the Green and Gold last season, suiting up in 11 games, recording 302 yards on 67 carries and 22 receptions for 177 yards. The Columbia, MD native played his first game on August 14 versus Montreal and on Nov 5, he made his first CFL start at home against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The Ball State product was on the one-game injured list for the season opener in B.C. this past weekend.

Also announced was the release of Americans Antonio Garcia (OL) and Caleb Holley (WR).

Garcia played in both preseason games for the Elks and started at left tackle in Edmonton's opening season loss to the B.C. Lions.

Four-year CFL receiver Holley registered two catches for 66 yards and one touchdown in two preseason games for the Double E and was on the one-game injured list in Week 1.

Edmonton’s home-opener is June 18 against the Saskatchewan Roughriders at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium.


TRADED (To Edmonton):

  • 6th round 2023 draft pick

TRADED (To Montreal):

  • Walter Fletcher | AMER | RB | 5'9 | 202 LBS | 1996-12-17 | Columbia, MD | Ball State


  • Antonio Garcia | AMER | OL | 6'7 | 305 LBS | 1993-12-10 | Houston, TX | Troy
  • Caleb Holley | AMER | WR | 6'4 | 200 LBS | 1990-12-26 | Anchorage, AK | East Central
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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