Canadian receiver Anthony Parker retires from Edmonton Elks

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The Edmonton Elks have lost another veteran talent to retirement.

According 630 CHED’s Dave Campbell, Canadian receiver Anthony Parker has called it a career ahead of the 2021 season.

Parker originally signed with the Edmonton on Feb. 14, 2019 but missed the entire 2019 campaign after sustaining a season-ending right Achilles injury in pre-season against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

A nine-year CFL veteran, Parker has appeared in 117 games recording 185 receptions for 2,344 yards and 15 touchdowns, as well as registering 35 carries for 326 yards and one touchdown.

Parker was originally selected third overall in the first round of the 2011 CFL Draft by the Calgary Stampeders and spent seven seasons with the Stampeders before signing with the BC Lions for the 2018 season.

Joining Parker in retirement are American linebacker Jonathan Walton, who recorded 11 special teams’ tackles in nine games in 2019, and promising young quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe, who twice won the Walter Payton Award as the best player in the FCS during his time at Sam Houston State.