December 8, 2023

TRANSACTIONS | Elks extend Sam Acheampong (DL) and sign Arland Bruce IV (WR)

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks have signed National defensive lineman Sam Acheampong to a one-year extension, the club announced Friday.

Acheampong was acquired by the Double E in a trade with the Toronto Argonauts on July 8. The Wilfrid Laurier product suited up in 12 games for the Elks in 2023, recording 15 defensive tackles and one sack. A Grey Cup champion with the Toronto Argonauts in 2022, the Brampton, Ont., native spent parts of three seasons in Toronto (2021-23) after being selected by the double blue in the second round of the 2020 CFL Draft.

In 42 career CFL games, Acheampong has 50 tackles and nine sacks.

In addition, the Elks have signed American Arland Bruce IV (WR). Bruce played two seasons at the University of Iowa, where he had 44 receptions for 396 yards and two touchdowns in 25 games for the Hawkeyes.

Arland’s father, Arland Bruce III, was a two-time Grey Cup champion with the Toronto Argonauts (2004) and B.C. Lions (2011) and was a three-time All-Star in his 12-year CFL career.

The Edmonton Elks will return to the field in 2024 for the club’s 75th CFL season.




The Edmonton Elks are proud members of the Canadian Football League, playing their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.

The club, officially renamed the Elks in June of 2021, has a tradition of excellence having won 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015). Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focused on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.

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