February 1, 2024

TRANSACTIONS | Elks sign two; release RB Shannon Brooks

Malik Flowers (19), Aaron Adeoye (51) | Photo Courtesy: University of Montana Athletics, Baltimore Ravens

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks have signed Americans Aaron Adeoye (DL) and Malik Flowers (WR), the club announced Thursday.

Adeoye is coming off back-to-back championship seasons, one with the Arlington Renegades of the XFL in 2023 and another with the Birmingham Stallions of the United States Football League (USFL) in 2022. In two games for the Renegades, he recorded seven tackles, two tackles-for-loss and 1.5 sacks last season. Adeoye appeared in four games for the Stallions in 2022, where he contributed 12 total tackles. Prior to playing spring football, the Marion, Ill., native spent two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens (2019-20), suiting up in one regular season game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 12 of the 2020 season. The 30-year-old has had stints on the practice rosters of the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers during the 2021 NFL season, as well as the Champions Indoor Football League (2017), the Spring League (2018), and the Alliance of American Football (2019).

Adeoye began his college career on the hardwood, playing four seasons of college basketball (2011-15), with Ball State (2011-12), John A. Logan College (2012-13), Western Kentucky (2013-14) and Southeast Missouri State (2014-15). In his fifth year of eligibility, the six-foot-six Adeoye would make the switch to the gridiron, earning a spot with the Southeast Missouri State football team in 2015, playing in four games for the Redhawks.

Flowers, 24, returns to the Green and Gold after being released in early October of last season. The native of Fontana, Calif., would sign with the Las Vegas Raiders as a member of their practice squad following his release from Edmonton. Prior to signing with the Elks, Flowers had brief stints with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks in 2023, playing in one preseason game with Seahawks.

The six-foot-two receiver would spend five years at the University of Montana (2018-22), where he earned second-team FCS All-America honors as a returner three times and tied the NCAA Division I (FBS and FCS) record with seven career kick return touchdowns.

In addition, the Elks have released American running back Shannon Brooks. Brooks played in all 18 regular season games for the Double E in 2023, rushing for 175 yards on 36 attempts. The Minnesota native signed with the Elks in November of 2022.

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.




  • Shannon Brooks | AMER | RB | 5’11 | 200 LBS | 1996-10-09 | Austell, GA | Minnesota


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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