Stay here for real-time updates on the opening day of CFL free agency, as general manager and head coach Chris Jones continues to put in place the pieces that will make up the 2022 edition of the Edmonton Elks.

4:30 p.m. That’s a wrap for our free agency live blog. Thanks for stopping by and keeping tabs on what’s been a busy day for the Green and Gold.

2:49 p.m. The latest addition to the Elks, Nakas Onyeka comes to Edmonton with four years of CFL experience to his name after playing a combined 40 games with Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, and Toronto.

2:41 p.m.

2:36 p.m.

2:30 p.m. Another Green and Gold reunion, as Deon Lacey is headed back to Edmonton. Over three seasons with the Double E from 2014 to 2016, Lacey combined for 114 defensive tackles, seven sacks, three interceptions, and four forced fumbles.

2:20 p.m. We’ve had a bit of a lull here, but we’re cooking up some more signings for you. Stay tuned!

1:30 p.m.

12:46 p.m. Not only the content you want, but the content you need.

12:35 p.m. 

12:30 p.m. Ask and you shall receive (pssst…we knew it was coming). Marshall joins the Elks after spending the last two seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats where he appeared in nine combined games. The Ohio State product initially joined the Ti-Cats in June of 2019, suiting up in eight games as a receiver and return man.

12:25 p.m. More signings, please?

12:03 p.m. Quotes from Elks free agency HQ. “We’ve signed so many guys I haven’t even had a chance to check my TikTok.”

12:00 p.m. Our first signing of the afternoon is more Canadian content. Welcome to Edmonton, Mak Henry!

11:36 a.m. Voice of the Elks Morley Scott will be calling his name a lot this season.

11:30 a.m. It’s officially, official. The CFL’s leading receiver in 2021, Lawler heads to Edmonton with two Grey Cup rings from his time in Winnipeg. The former Cal Golden Bear had six touchdowns as the CFL’s lone 1,000-yard receiver (1,014 yards) in 2021.

11:21 a.m. Hearing we won this battle…and we’re glad we did.

11:17 a.m. All the best to Sean Whyte, who’s headed to the West Coast.

11:12 a.m. If you’re reading this, please send energy drinks and pizza to Elks free agency headquarters.

11:00 a.m. Tobi Antigha joins the Elks after spending last season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, playing eight games for the two-time Grey Cup champions. The six-foot-two linebacker broke into the CFL in 2017 with the Saskatchewan Roughriders under then head coach and general manager Chris Jones.

10:55 a.m.

10:40 a.m. He’s back! Konar returns to the Double E after spending the last two seasons with the BC Lions. The University of Calgary Dinos product spent the first four seasons of his CFL career with the Green and Gold (2015-18).

10:35 a.m. Hmmm, interesting…

10:30 a.m. Ed Gainey reunites with Chris Jones, as the two-time CFL All-Star heads to Edmonton.

10:22 a.m. Can confirm. Signed.

10:15 a.m. 

10:10 a.m. Korte looks good in green and gold!


10:04 a.m. It’s official! Welcome back to Edmonton, Mark Korte. The former Golden Bears standout returns to the Alberta capital after spending the first three seasons of his pro career with the Ottawa Redblacks.

Here’s a throwback to Korte dominating at the Canada West level.


10:01 a.m. Let’s go!


9:41 a.m. If true, we approve. Korte and Beard played together at the University of Alberta where they were standouts on an offensive line guided in part by Bears head coach and Double E alumni Chris Morris.

9:31 a.m. An important PSA from friend of the blog Chris O’Leary.

9:30 a.m. Elks free agent Greg Ellingson is headed to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. All the best to Greg, who spent two seasons in Green and Gold. The Florida International product was Edmonton’s leading receiver with 687 yards on 47 catches last season.

9:24 a.m. Good morning Elks fans! Who’s ready for some CFL free agency action? Count Aaron Grymes as an interested party…