January 19, 2023

TRANSACTION | Elks re-sign veteran defensive back Gainey

The Edmonton Elks have re-signed American defensive back Ed Gainey to a one-year contract extension, the club announced Thursday.

Gainey returns for a second season in Green and Gold, after suiting up for all 18 games in 2022, ranking fifth on the team with 47 defensive tackles. The 32-year-old also had an interception and equalled his career high with two forced fumbles.

A two-time CFL All-Star (2017, 2018), Gainey has also played for the Montreal Alouettes (2012, 13) Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2014, 2015) and Saskatchewan Roughriders (2016 – 2021). Over 144 regular season games, the Appalachian State product has 356 defensive tackles, 24 interceptions and seven forced fumbles.