Elks release three, including Canadian quarterback Mike Beaudry

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The Edmonton Elks have released Canadian quarterback Mike Beaudry, American defensive lineman Kingsley Opara, and American defensive back DaQuaylyn Thomas.

Beaudry was moved to the practice roster on June 4. He joined the Elks in April and recorded a defensive tackle in one preseason appearance against Winnipeg while playing primarily at fullback.

The Regina native played 11 games across a shortened spring campaign and 2021 regular season at the University of Idaho. He completed 188-of-301 passes for 2,093 yards with seven touchdowns and nine interceptions, while rushing for 165 more and a score.

Opara joined the Elks as a free agent in January and saw preseason action against the Calgary Stampeders on June 3. He suffered an injury to his head and neck during the game and spent one night in hospital before being discharged after his test results came back normal.

Thomas was signed by Edmonton in February and appeared in one preseason game, registering two defensive tackles in a 30-20 win against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on May 27. He attended Southern Mississippi University where he appeared in 24 games and made 92 total tackles, three interceptions, 5.5 sacks, and six passes defended.

The Edmonton Elks are slated to take on the B.C. Lions at 10:00 p.m. ET.