Edmonton Elks offensive tackle Tommie Draheim planning to retire

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Edmonton Elks’ offensive tackle Tommie Draheim is planning to retire, as per TSN’s Farhan Lalji.

The 32-year-old broke into the CFL with the B.C. Lions in 2015 following a three-year stint in the NFL. He signed with the Ottawa Redblacks in 2016 and spent two years with the team, winning a Grey Cup in 2016.

Draheim signed with Edmonton ahead of the 2018 season, though he appeared in only four games. He started ten contests at left tackle in 2019 and signed a contract extension with the club in December 2020.

The Elks still have American offensive tackles SirVincent Rogers and Colin Kelly under contract and recently brought back Justin Renfrow, who was released by the team in January.