Elks release three, including one-time starting left tackle D’Antne Demery

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The Edmonton Elks released a trio of players on Thursday, including offensive lineman D’Antne Demery, receiver Shaquille Hill and defensive lineman Fulani Freeman. All three players are American.

The most notable cut was Demery, who spent the 2021 season with the Elks. He started one game for the team at left tackle, their Week 1 contest with the Ottawa Redblacks. The six-foot-five, 320-pound blocker played 26 career games at Florida International University and was twice named an All-Conference USA honourable mention.

The other two players signed with the club this offseason and had yet to play a game in the CFL.

Hill had previously attended training camps with Edmonton in 2018 and B.C. in 2019. The former Eastern Washington standout recorded 178 catches for 2,818 yards with 32 touchdowns in his college career, with another 2,280 yards on 94 kickoff returns and a pair of majors.

Freeman played 16 games from 2019 to 2021 with West Chester University. He recorded 20 total tackles, 4.5 sacks, one pass deflection and one fumble return in his college career.