Edmonton Elks release veteran OL Justin Renfrow, place Manny Arceneaux on six-game injured list

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The Edmonton Elks made a series of roster moves on Tuesday, including releasing veteran American offensive lineman Justin Renfrow and placing veteran receiver Manny Arceneaux on the six-game injured list.

The 32-year-old Renfrow has played 26 games in his CFL career, including eight with the Elks last season but has not dressed for any games in 2022. The six-foot-three, 315-pounder from Philadelphia, Pa. previously spent time in the CFL with the Calgary Stampeders (2017-2019) and B.C. Lions (2019).

Arceneaux returned to the CFL this year with the Elks after spending the 2021 season playing in the Indoor Football League with the Frisco Fighters. The 10-year veteran and two-time CFL all-star currently ranks second on the Elks in receiving yards and catches this season.

The Elks also signed a pair of American players in receiver Jalin Marshall and quarterback Drew Powell.

Marshall returns to Edmonton after being released by the Elks on June 27. The veteran of three CFL seasons appeared in Edmonton’s Week 1 loss to the B.C. Lions, racking up 165 total yards (16 receiving, 37 punt return, 112 kick return). The Ohio State product spent the 2019 and 2021 with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, helping the Ticats make back-to-back Grey Cup appearances.

Powell is fresh off being named Most Valuable Player of the Indoor Football League for a second consecutive season and third time overall. As a member of the Arizona Rattlers in 2022, the 27-year-old pivot led the league in passing yards (2,630), passing touchdowns (63), and QB efficiency rating (182.5). He also ranked fourth in the IFL with 27 rushing touchdowns and fifth with 734 rushing yards.

Additionally, defensive lineman Jacob Plamondon was moved from the active roster to the practice roster and defensive back Jeremie Dominique was moved from the practice roster to the active roster.

The team also extended James Wilder Jr. on the six-game injury list.