Edmonton Elks sign two, including former Argonauts’ defensive lineman Jachai Polite

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The Edmonton Elks have signed American defensive lineman Jachai Polite and American linebacker Nate Evans to the practice roster.

Polite was released by the Toronto Argonauts last week after suiting up for three games this season, recording two tackles. The Florida native was selected in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft but was waived later that summer. He also spent time on Seattle’s practice roster and played in 11 games for the Los Angeles Rams the following year, making four tackles and one sack.

The six-foot-three, 245-pound defender played three seasons (2016-18) at the University of Florida, recording 78 tackles, 15 sacks, eight forced fumbles, and four pass knockdowns.

Evans played four seasons at Central Florida where he was one of the top tacklers in the American Athletic Conference. He made 247 total tackles along with 23 tackles for loss, four sacks, 10 knockdowns, one forced fumble, and fumble three recoveries. He was named second-team All-AAC as a senior and first-team as a junior, helping the Knights to a Bowl appearance after each of those seasons.

After going unselected in the 2020 NFL Draft, Evans spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Seattle Seahawks, and Los Angeles Chargers.

The Elks have also suspended Canadian kicker Greg Hutchins.