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Edmonton Elks adjust roster at end of bye week

Edmonton Elks adjust roster at end of bye week
Edmonton Elks adjust roster at end of bye week

In addition to much-needed rest and healing time, bye weeks give teams time to evaluate their coaching staffs and rosters to see if adjustments need to be made. The Edmonton Elks used that time to clean up their roster for Week 6.

Edmonton has signed the following five players:

The Elks also fired linebacker Reynard Ellis, wide receiver Malik Flowers and defensive back Josh Hagerty.

Oakman was reported last week to have joined the team after three seasons with the Toronto Argonauts. He made two East Division All-Star appearances and was named a CFL All-Star in 2021. Oakman has collected 90 tackles, 18 sacks and two forced fumbles in 45 games.

Moncrief is no stranger to the Elks, having played in Edmonton in 2021 and two seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He was named a CFL All-Star with the Riders in 2019 and has made two West Division All-Star appearances in 2019 and 2022. His career stats include 248 tackles, eight sacks, nine interceptions and one forced fumble.

Maruo joins the Winnipeg Blue Bombers after being selected by the team in the first round of the 2021 Global Draft for three seasons. He finished with 44 tackles and two sacks in 38 games.

The Elks selected Mathis in last month’s Supplemental Draft. He won three national titles with North Dakota State and went to minicamp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Taylor last played for North Carolina in college in 2022, finishing the season with 28 tackles, 3.5 sacks and two pass deflections in eight starts. He previously played for Virginia from 2018-2021.

Edmonton hopes to secure its first win of the season on Sunday against the Ottawa Redblacks.

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