TRANSACTIONS |Elks sign defensive back Cheek

Edmonton release Hodges, Gray and Perkins

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks have signed Bryce Cheek (DB – Akron) and released Temuchin Hodges (WR), Trayone Gray (RB) and David Perkins (DL).

Cheek spent four seasons at the University of Akron (2012-15). The Ohio native played in 44 games at Akron, recording 100 total tackles, one interception, nine pass deflections and two forced fumbles.

Cheek was signed by the B.C. Lions back in 2018 but did not see any game action and he also spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2016, attended training camp with the club. He also competes internationally for the United States in two-men bobsled, with his most recent result a 7th place finish in the two-men at the Europe Cup in Winterberg in January.

Hodges, Gray and Perkins leave the Elks without any game action.

The club opened its rookie camp on Wednesday, with main camp opening (Sunday, May 15) at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium.

For a complete training camp schedule and details on attendance, click here.





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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