Edmonton Elks sign former B.C. Lions’ defensive lineman Tim Bonner

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The Edmonton Elks have signed defensive tackle Tim Bonner one day after he was released by the B.C. Lions.

The six-foot-five, 250-pound defender started the first ten games of the season for B.C., recording five defensive tackles, one special teams tackle, two sacks, and one forced fumble.

Bonner signed with the Lions in December 2020 and made the team as a rookie in 2021, recording 22 defensive tackles, one special teams tackle, five sacks, and one forced fumble over 13 games with 11 starts.

The native of Demopolis, Ala. attended East Mississippi Community College after being dismissed from Louisville where he redshirted as a freshman. He eventually transferred to Florida Atlantic University where he recorded 58 total tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, eight sacks, and two forced fumbles over 38 games.

John Hodge is a CFL insider and draft analyst who has been covering the league since 2014.