Edmonton Elks re-sign Canadian receivers Tevaun Smith & Mike Jones

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The Edmonton Elks have signed national receivers Tevaun Smith and Mike Jones to one-year contracts extensions. Both players were pending free agents who were slated to hit the open market on February 8.

Smith, a native of Toronto, has spent both of his CFL seasons with Edmonton (2019, 2021) after three years (2016-18) in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders, and Jacksonville Jaguars.

The University of Iowa product enjoyed a stellar CFL rookie campaign in 2019, registering 632 yards and six touchdowns in 17 games. In 13 games (10 starts) last season he recorded 324 receiving yards on 27 receptions.

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Jones enters his sixth CFL season and second in Edmonton with 69 career regular season games to his name. The Southern University product played 11 games for the Elks last season, registering 394 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Born in Toronto and raised in Texas, Jones spent the first four years of his CFL career with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. While in Steeltown, he recorded 1,472 receiving yards on 101 receptions, finding the end zone four times.