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The Edmonton Elks announced Tuesday the signing of American Mark McLaurin (DB).
McLaurin played four seasons at Mississippi State (2015-18) , where he was one of the best in the SEC at his position during his last two seasons, recording 224 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, eight interceptions, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in his Bulldogs career. In 2017, he tied the MSU single-season record for interceptions, becoming the first Bulldog since 2009 to tally six picks in a season and was named to the Associated Press All-Bowl Team and TaxSlayer Bowl MVP.
The Mississippi product attended New York Giants training camp in 2019 where he suffered a broken foot early in camp, spending the entire season on injured reserve. He was released in August 2020.
The Elks also announced that they have released National Ethan Makonzo (DB), and Americans Hakeem Butler (WR) and Charles Nelson (WR).