Edmonton Elks’ DB Duron Carter misses practice due to ankle injury

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Edmonton Elks’ defensive back Duron Carter did not participate in practice on Tuesday due to an ankle injury.

Head coach and general manager Chris Jones has previously indicated that he would like Carter to play at safety. The team released veteran Jordan Hoover during training camp, who started 12 games for the Elks at safety last season.

Carter did not play professional football in 2021 as he served as the head coach at North Palm Beach Prep in Port Saint Lucie, Fla. He also ran the team’s defence, which he feels has given him greater understanding and appreciation for the defensive side of the game.

The 31-year-old was named a CFL all-star at receiver with the Montreal Alouettes in 2014 and the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2017. He started practicing at defensive back with the Riders late during the 2017 season and started five games at cornerback the following year, recording 11 tackles and one interception.

The two-time CFL all-star did not dress for either of Edmonton’s preseason games.

Other notable players who missed practice for the Elks on Tuesday include defensive back Aaron Grymes (knee), linebacker Nyles Morgan (hip/groin), and defensive back Nafees Lyon (illness). Quarterback Nick Arbuckle was a full participant despite dealing with a chest injury that held him out of the team’s second preseason game against Calgary.

The Elks are slated to visit the B.C. Lions on Saturday with kickoff set for 10:00 p.m. ET.

Defensive back Delvin Breaux was limited in practice with the Lions on Tuesday due to an elbow injury, while defensive tackle Woody Baron was out with an ankle injury.