Edmonton Elks sign former Calgary, B.C. pass-rusher Chris Casher

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The Edmonton Elks have signed free agent defensive end Chris Casher, according to 630 CHED’s Dave Campbell.

The 27-year-old won a starting job with the Calgary Stampeders in 2019, recording 34 tackles, seven sacks and one forced fumble in a breakout year.

He signed a one-year contract with B.C. in February 2020 worth $145,000, which included a $50,000 signing bonus. The Lions re-signed Casher to a one-year contract for the 2021 CFL season, but he was released after two weeks of training camp.

Casher was a member of Florida State University’s NCAA National Championship team in 2013. He suited up in a total of 35 games over three seasons with the Seminoles, recording 61 tackles, nine tackles for a loss, three sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

For his senior season, Casher transferred to Faulkner University and recorded 60 defensive tackles and nine sacks in 10 games for the Eagles.

The six-foot-four, 257-pound pass rusher spent time in Oakland Raiders and New York Giants training camp after going unselected in the 2017 NFL Draft. Casher played three NFL pre-season games recording two solo tackles and one assisted tackle.