Edmonton Elks sign Canadian OL Brett Boyko, one other

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The Edmonton Elks have signed Canadian offensive lineman Brett Boyko and Canadian linebacker Jordan Reaves.

Boyko was selected in the second round of the 2015 CFL Draft out of UNLV by the B.C. Lions. He was already under contract with the Philadelphia Eagles at the time and would otherwise have been considered for the first overall pick.

The 30-year-old spent four years in the NFL as a member of the Eagles and Los Angeles Chargers, suiting up in one game for L.A. in 2017. He signed with the Lions in 2019 and played 15 games for the club, making five starts at offensive tackle. He was cut in February 2021 following the league’s cancelled season in 2020.

The Saskatoon native signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2021 and made eight starts at offensive tackle, though his contract wasn’t renewed for 2022. He was most recently a member of the Orlando Guardians of the XFL in 2023.

Reaves made two tackles as a member of the Elks last season when he dressed for eight games. He spent the previous four season with Saskatchewan, recording 14 special teams tackles. The former Brandon University basketball player is the son of Canadian Football Hall of Fame running back Willard Reaves.

The Elks (0-4) are scheduled to visit the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2-1) on Thursday with kickoff slated for 9:00 p.m. EDT. The club met at Commonwealth Stadium in Week 1 with the Riders winning by a score of 17-13.