Statement regarding Edmonton Elks ownership review
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by Evan Daum
4M ago
Please see the following statement from the Edmonton Elks regarding the Club’s ongoing ownership review. On Wednesday of this week, Edmonton Football Club Board Chair Tom Richards along with President and CEO Rick LeLacheur provided an update to the Canadian Football League’s Board of Governors regarding the Club’s ownership review. As announced November 23, 2023, the Club has formed a special committee to conduct a review of the Club’s ownership structure. The special committee will bring forward recommendations to the Club’s Board of Directors, which will ultimately determine the best owne ..read more
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Elks in the Offseason: Tanner Green
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by Michael Arcuri
4M ago
EDMONTON, AB – It just seems like a tradition for Edmonton’s longest-serving player to be a Canadian fullback. Tanner Green will be entering his sixth season with the Green and Gold since being drafted by the club in the fourth round (32nd overall) in the 2018 Canadian Football League draft. The 30-year-old has admirably followed in the footsteps of franchise stalwart Calvin McCarty, who played 13 seasons with the Elks at running back and fullback prior to his 2021 retirement. Green has developed a reputation for being a special teams standout with 60 special teams tackles in his career, inclu ..read more
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TRANSACTION | Edmonton signs Jeremiah Jackson-Trotter (DL)
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by Hernan Salas
4M ago
EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks have signed American defensive lineman Jeremiah Jackson-Trotter, the team announced Wednesday. Jackson-Trotter played the 2023 season at Davenport University, where he racked up 37 total tackles, nine tackles-for-loss, three sacks and three pass deflections in 10 games with the Panthers. The Nevada native finished tied for the team lead in tackles-for-loss and was fourth on the team in tackles, while being named All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Honorable Mention. Prior to joining the Panthers, the six-foot-seven l ..read more
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Willis Helping Develop Next Class of Canadian Football Players
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by Michael Arcuri
4M ago
EDMONTON, AB – The ‘Mayor of Commonwealth’ is looking for recruits. Odell Willis one of many popular EE alumni who remains tied to the Edmonton community, having become a Canadian citizen and laying down roots in the city. He wrapped up his CFL career back in 2021 with 101 career sacks and helped bring the 2015 Grey Cup Trophy to the City of Champions. In retirement, he is turning his attention to the next generation of Canadian football players through his gym Athletes Compound. Willis is looking to share his expertise as a former recruited college and pro athlete by hosting a High School Foo ..read more
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Foord a CFL Women in Football Program Success Story
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by Michael Arcuri
4M ago
EDMONTON, AB – “If you can see it, you can be it.” Edmonton Elks video coordinator Shaylee Foord admits the phrase is a bit cliché, but it rings true on International Women’s Day. Foord will be entering her second full season with the Elks after having been hired out of the CFL’s Women in Football Program, which she took part in during 2023 training camp. “The first season they ran it, I actually applied and interviewed and didn’t get selected, and I just figured kind of not my time,” Foord said about the Women in Football program. “I was really excited to reapply last year. I had a little bit ..read more
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Elks in the Offseason: Nyles Morgan
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by Michael Arcuri
4M ago
EDMONTON, AB – Nyles Morgan has quickly become a cornerstone of the Edmonton Elks defence. The 27-year-old joined the Green and Gold after being a highly-recruited linebacker when entering the college ranks. Morgan settled with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish where he became a captain and racked up 250 total tackles in his four seasons at the University. Since then, all he has done is produce at the pro-level with 214 tackles in his first three seasons with the Elks. Morgan’s 107 defensive tackles last year was good for second  in the CFL, despite only suiting up for 15 games. The Chicago p ..read more
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TRANSACTION | Elks sign Jonathan Buskey (OL)
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by Hernan Salas
4M ago
EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks have signed American offensive lineman Jonathan Buskey, the club announced Monday. Buskey, 25, played the 2023 season at Elizabeth City State University, suiting up in eight games for the Vikings. The six-foot-seven lineman most recently took part in the third annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Pigskin Showdown in December 2023, an All-Star game for HBCU draft-eligible players. Prior to joining Elizabeth City State, the Mobile, Ala., native spent one season at Chowan University (2021) and three seasons at Coffeyville Community ..read more
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Elks in the Offseason – Gavin Cobb
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by Michael Arcuri
4M ago
EDMONTON, AB – The next generation of Canadian players is vital for the CFL, and Gavin Cobb is one who is starting to make an impact. The 26-year-old receiver is fresh off his first season with the Edmonton Elks, after a devastating ankle injury in 2022 Elks training camp forced him to miss his entire rookie season. The Manitoba Bisons alumni had teased some electric playmaking ability in camp prior to the injury, and last season he began to show signs of the playmaker he can be. Cobb finished his first pro season with 11 catches for 214 yards and a touchdown in only eight appearances — but al ..read more
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Elks in the Offseason: J-Min Pelley
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by Michael Arcuri
5M ago
EDMONTON, AB – He’s big, he’s entertaining, and he’s just getting started. Elks defensive lineman J-Min Pelley will already be entering his third season in the Canadian Football League but he’s already garnered a reputation among fans of the Green and Gold. The 6-5, 330 lb. defensive tackle has overcome unimaginable grief in his early career and has established himself as an up-and-coming national talent on the defensive line. In the latest instalment of Elks in the Offseason, GoElks.com sits down with the Canadian monster in the middle J-Min Pelley. First, how’s your offseason going? Not bad ..read more
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TRANSACTION | Elks sign John Franklin III (WR)
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by Hernan Salas
5M ago
EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks have signed wide receiver John Franklin III, the club announced Wednesday. Franklin played the last two seasons in the United States Football League (USFL) with the Memphis Showboats in 2023 and another with the Tampa Bay Bandits in 2022. He appeared in one game for the Showboats, recording one reception for 11 yards, while suiting up in nine games for the Bandits in 2022, where he had 14 catches for 170 yards and three touchdowns. Here for the 43 yard-TD. Stay for the dance @JTaamu10 x @jf3_5 pic.twitter.com/65MmKbJ2Es — Tampa Bay Bandits (@USFLBandits) May 16, 2 ..read more
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