Edmonton Elks bring back former Arizona QB Khalil Tate

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The Edmonton Elks have added to their quarterback room, bringing back American pivot Khalil Tate.

Tate spent training camp with the team, completing four-of-five passes for 42 yards while rushing twice for 12 yards in one preseason game. It was his second stint with the Elks after signing with the team in the 2022 offseason. He was cut ahead of the main camp and later joined the Toronto Argonauts, but was released before dressing for a regular season game.

The six-foot, 216-pound passer attended the University of Arizona where he started one game as a true freshman in 2016. His best season came the following year when he started seven games, passing for 1,591 yards, 14 touchdowns, and nine interceptions while rushing 153 times for 1,411 yards and 12 touchdowns.

He finished his tenure with the Wildcats with 6,318 passing yards, 57 touchdowns, and 31 interceptions as well as 2,285 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns. He was credited with 32 starts and posted a 13-19 record.

The Elks pulled starter Taylor Cornelius in their Week 3 loss to the Toronto Argonauts, replacing him with rookie Jarret Doege. The team promptly released backup Kai Locksley after he appeared to express his displeasure at being passed over on the sidelines.

The Elks (0-3) are next scheduled to visit the Ottawa Redblacks (0-2) on Friday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. EDT.