Edmonton Elks re-sign former first-round pick Danny Vandervoort, one other

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The Edmonton Elks have re-signed Canadian receiver Danny Vandervoort and Canadian defensive back Jamie Harry, the club announced on Tuesday. Both players were scheduled to become free agents in February.

Vandervoort caught eight passes for 75 yards and one touchdown this past season, dressing for all 18 regular season games with the Elks. This was the McMaster product’s third season with Edmonton after being released by the B.C. Lions in April 2019.

“Danny is a coveted National veteran who can play any receiver position on the field,” said assistant general manager Geroy Simon in a statement. “We’re happy to come to terms and have him back in 2023.”

The native of Barrie, Ont. was a first-round pick of the Lions in the 2017 CFL Draft. He has since made 12 receptions for 154 yards and three touchdowns over 57 career games.

Harry appeared in nine games for the Elks this past season after being released by the B.C. Lions in late July. He started seven games at cornerback — five on the field-side and two on the boundary side — and made 18 tackles.

“Jamie is a Canadian defensive back that played meaningful snaps for us down the stretch,” said Simon. “We look forward to him competing this year and watching his growth.”

The 28-year-old was originally a fifth round pick of the Toronto Argonauts in the 2019 CFL Draft out of the University of Ottawa. He has made 27 career tackles over 22 games as a member of the Elks and Lions.