The Edmonton Elks potential free agent list

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The Edmonton Elks had a disastrous season in 2021, finishing 3-11 at the bottom of the West Division amid off-field controversy.

Edmonton cleaned house on Monday, firing president and CEO Chris Presson, general manager and vice president of football operations Brock Sunderland, and head coach Jaime Elizondo. The club’s next general manager will have a long list of items to tackle, including the following pending free agent list.

Please note that “N” denotes nationals (ie. Canadians), “A” denotes Americans, and “G” denotes Globals.



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Running Back

James Tuck (N)
James Wilder Jr. (A)
Terry Williams (A)


Armanti Edwards (A)
Greg Ellingson (A)
J.J. Jones (A)
Mike Jones (N)
Tevaun Smith (N)
Danny Vandervoort (N)
Derel Walker (A)

Offensive Line

Darrell Brown (A)
Matt O’Donnell (N)
Justin Renfrow (A)
SirVincent Rogers (A)

Defensive Line

Nate Anderson (N)
Mathieu Betts (N)
Kwaku Boateng (N)
David Perkins (A)
Antonio Simmons (A)


Malik Clements (A)
Maxime Rouyer (G)

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Defensive Back

Aaron Grymes (A)
Jordan Hoover (N)
Derrick Moncrief (A)
Jonathan Rose (A)
Albert Smalls (A)
Trumaine Washington (A)
Josh Woodman (N)


Sean Whyte (N)

Long snapper

Martin Bedard (N)
Chad Rempel (N)

A handful of notable players finished the season on Edmonton’s practice roster, which means they are already free agents. These include defensive lineman Alain Pae, defensive back Eric Blake, and kicker Dante Brown.

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.