January 9, 2024

TRANSACTIONS | Elks release Taylor Cornelius (QB) and Adam Konar (LB)

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks have released American Taylor Cornelius (QB) and National Adam Konar (LB), the club announced Tuesday.

Cornelius spent three seasons with the Green and Gold (2021-23), throwing for 5,868 yards and 25 touchdowns in 44 CFL games — including 27 starts. Last season, the Oklahoma State product appeared in all 18 regular season games, starting seven of the team’s first eight games, recording 1,305 passing yards, five touchdowns and nine interceptions.

The 28-year-old pivot signed a two-year extension in September 2022 after originally signing with the Elks in 2021 following a brief stint with the Tampa Bay Vipers of the XFL in 2020.

A veteran of 101 CFL regular season games, Konar played parts of six seasons in Edmonton (2015-18, 2022-23) after being drafted by the Elks in the third round of the 2015 CFL Draft. The University of Calgary product totalled 209 defensive tackles, four sacks, four interceptions and four forced fumbles in 70 career games with the Double E.

The veteran linebacker finished second on the team in tackles the last two seasons and was the Elks’ nominee for Most Outstanding Canadian in 2022. ​He played the 2019 and 2021 seasons with the BC Lions before returning to Edmonton for the 2022 season.

2024 marks the 75th season of pro football in Edmonton, as the Elks open a new CFL campaign on Saturday, June 8 against the Saskatchewan Roughriders at Commonwealth Stadium. Season tickets are available now, with all youth season tickets $75 (17 and under) and adult tickets starting at $175.



  • Taylor Cornelius | AMER | QB | 6’5 | 230 LBS | 1995-09-16 | Amarillo, TX | Oklahoma State
  • Adam Konar | NAT| LB | 6’2 | 225 LBS | 1993-10-10 | Vancouver, BC | Calgary


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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