The Edmonton Elks’ potential 2024 free agent list

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The Edmonton Elks are on a bye this week after finishing their regular season schedule with a 4-14 record and missing the playoffs for a third straight year.

With a critical off-season ahead of them, it’s time to look at which players are set to hit free agency in February 2024. This will be the first installment in a series of articles outlining the pending free agents for each CFL team as the regular season comes to a close this week.

With multi-year deals incentivized under the terms of the new CBA and an extremely young roster otherwise, the Elks list this year is considerably smaller than fans have become accustomed to — just 16 players compared to 28 at this time last year. Below are those who have yet to be re-signed.

Please note that “N” denotes nationals (ie. Canadians), “A” denotes Americans, and “G” denotes Globals.



Running back/Fullback

Tanner Green (N)


Emmanuel Arceneaux (A)
Kyran Moore (A)

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Offensive line

Tomas Jack-Kurdyla (N)
Josiah St. John (N)
Brett Boyko (N)
Samuel Thomassin (N)

Defensive line

Kony Ealy (A)
A.C. Leonard (A)
Cole Nelson (N)
Daniel Ross (A)
Sam Acheampong (N)


Jordan Reaves (N)
Josiah Schakel (N)
Tony Jones (A)

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Defensive back

Ed Gainey (A)
Aaron Grymes (A)
Donovan Olumba (A)
Loucheiz Purifoy (A)



It should be noted that any player who finishes the season on the practice roster automatically becomes a free agent following a team’s final game. In the case of the Elks, offensive lineman Phil Grohovac (N) was the only player affected. The team released six other practice roster players early on Friday, including offensive linemen Theren Churchill (N), Andrew Garnett (A), and Toby Lettman (G), defensive linemen Eli Mencer (A) and Adam Raine (G), and returner C.J. Sims (A).

J.C. Abbott is a University of British Columbia graduate and high school football coach. He covers the CFL, B.C. Lions, CFL Draft and the three-down league's Global initiative.