Canadian DB Elie Bouka released by Riders, signs with Philadelphia Eagles


Canadian defensive back Elie Bouka has signed a reserve/futures contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, per sources.

He was released by the Riders to sign that deal.

Bouka signed with Saskatchewan in 2017 and played four games making three special teams tackles. The Riders drafted the 25-year-old in the third-round, 24th overall in the 2016 CFL draft.

Bouka was initially signed by Arizona as an undrafted NFL free agent in 2016, even though he was on the mend from a torn Achilles which kept him from playing in his final year at the University of Calgary. That’s the only reason why he slid down the CFL draft board.

 A hamstring setback landed the cover man on injured reserve for the entire NFL season in 2016 with the Cardinals, he made a full salary. Arizona released Bouka with an injury settlement early in 2017 training camp after he suffered an ankle setback. The ultra-athletic defender worked out for three NFL teams, the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants prior to inking his Riders pact in 2017.

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