January 5, 2024

TRANSACTION | Elks re-sign Cole Nelson (DL)

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks are bringing back Canadian defensive lineman Cole Nelson on a two-year extension, the club announced Friday.

A fifth overall pick by Edmonton in the 2021 CFL Draft, Nelson has played in 20 games with the Green and Gold over his first three CFL seasons, totalling 13 defensive tackles. In 2023, the University of Alberta product suited up in 10 games for the Elks, starting in nine games and recorded a career high three tackles against the Toronto Argonauts on October 6.

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.

Elks Football…Our Team. Our City.