December 18, 2023

TRANSACTION | Elks sign defensive back James Wiggins

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks have signed American defensive back James Wiggins, the club announced Monday.

Wiggins joins the Green and Gold after spending the 2023 season with the New Orleans Breakers in the USFL, where he had nine total tackles, two interceptions and one forced fumble in three games. The 26-year-old Wiggins was a seventh round selection of the Arizona Cardinals in the 2021 NFL Draft, appearing in three regular season games as a rookie, primarily on special teams. He also had brief stints with the Kansas City Chiefs (2022) and Green Bay Packers (2023).

The Miami, Fla., native spent four seasons at the University of Cincinnati (2017-20), where he recorded 87 tackles, one sack and five interceptions in 32 games for the Bearcats. As a senior in 2020, Wiggins earned First-Team All-American Athletic Conference selection and was named an Associated Press Second-Team All-American.

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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