Edmonton Elks sign three, including former USFL defensive lineman Malik Harris

Photo courtesy: Incarnate Word Athletics

The Edmonton Elks have signed American defensive lineman Malik Harris, American linebacker Tony Jones, and Canadian defensive back Ethan Makonzo.

Harris has recently spent time with the Massachusetts Pirates of the Indoor Football League and the Houston Gamblers of United States Football League. He recorded one assisted tackle with the Gamblers in 2022.

The six-foot-five, 265-pound defender attended the University of Incarnate Word where he recorded 34 total tackles and three sacks over 22 career games. He played tight end as a junior and made 13 receptions for 136 yards and three touchdowns.

Jones was on the Toronto Argonauts’ practice roster at the start of this season, though he was released by the team in July. He was named the Defensive Rookie of the Year in the Indoor Football League as a member of the Iowa Barnstormers in 2021.

The Florida native made 77 total tackles, eight sacks, one interception, and three fumble recoveries over two seasons at Texas Tech (2017-18).

Makonzo is back with the Elks for a third separate stint this year after previously playing four games this season, making one special teams tackle. He was released by Edmonton in mid-August.

Edmonton (3-10) is scheduled to visit the Saskatchewan Roughriders (6-7) on Friday with kickoff slated for 9:30 p.m. EDT. The Elks will be eliminated from postseason contention if they do not win this week at Mosaic Stadium.