Edmonton Elks place defensive back Don Olumba on retired list, sign two

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The Edmonton Elks have placed defensive back Don Olumba on the retired list.

The six-foot-two, 205-pound defender played two games for the team this past season, starting both at field-side halfback. He recorded one interception in the club’s regular season finale against the B.C. Lions.

The Portland State product spent three seasons with the Dallas Cowboys after going unselected in the 2018 NFL Draft. He also had stints with the Cleveland Browns and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

The Elks also signed a pair of Americans, including offensive lineman Javion Caldwell and defensive back Devious Christmon.

Caldwell started 14 games at left tackle for Grand View University this past season and was named first-team All-Conference. The native of Chicago previously played NCAA Division III football at the University of Dubuque.

Christmon played three seasons at Bethel University (2020-22) where he was named first-team All-Conference. In 30 games for the Wildcats, he recorded 120 total tackles, 11 interceptions, and one forced fumble.

Edmonton also released receiver Dionte Sykes and defensive back Alex Brown.