January 4, 2024

TRANSACTION | Edmonton releases veteran Aaron Grymes

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks have released American defensive back Aaron Grymes, the club announced Thursday.

Grymes spent eight seasons (2013-15, 2017-18, 2021-23) with the Green and Gold, where he recorded 240 defensive tackles, 19 special teams tackles and 12 interceptions in 79 career games with Edmonton. In 2015, the CFL veteran was a key member of Edmonton’s Grey Cup championship team and was named a CFL All-Star before spending the 2016 season in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Grymes played the 2019 season with the BC Lions and returned to Edmonton for the 2021 season. He would miss the entire 2022 and 2023 seasons due to a knee injury.

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



  • Aaron Grymes | AMER | DB | 5’11 | 186 LBS | 1991-03-01 | Seattle, WA | Idaho


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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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