Edmonton Elks re-sign Antonio Simmons, sign DB Tyree Robinson

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The Edmonton Elks have signed American defensive lineman Antonio Simmons to a contract extension.

The Jacksonville, Fla. native started the 2021 season with the Montreal Alouettes before being traded to the Elks as part for the Trevor Harris deal. In total, Simmons played in nine games (five with the Alouettes and four with the Elks) and collected 14 defensive tackles and three sacks.

Originally signed by the Alouettes in May 2019, the Georgie Tech product has played two seasons in the CFL, accumulating 59 defensive tackles, six sacks, and one forced fumble over 27 games. He previously spent time in 2018 with the NFL’s Denver Broncos and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Elks have also signed American defensive back Tyree Robinson.

The Oregon alum comes to the Elks with NFL experience after being signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys in 2018. He played in five games for the Cowboys during the 2018 season before signing with the San Francisco 49ers in December of that same year. The California native has also spent time with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2020 and the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2021.

Collegiately, Robinson played in 52 games for the Ducks, racking up 201 total tackles, six interceptions, 23 pass breakups, and four fumble recoveries over four seasons. In 2017 he was the recipient of the Todd Doxey Award, a team award for Character and Service.