February 2, 2024

TRANSACTION | Elks extend linebacker Tony Jones

Tony Jones with the Elks (2023) | Edmonton Elks

EDMONTON – Tony Jones is staying with the Double E. The pending free agent’s one-year contract extension was announced Friday by the Edmonton Elks.

Jones, 28, played in all 18 regular season games for the Green and Gold in 2023, including four starts at linebacker. The Texas Tech product registered 41 defensive tackles, 11 special teams tackles, one sack and one forced fumble last season. As a first-year CFL player in 2022, the Florida native suited up in two games for the Elks after spending time on the Toronto Argonauts practice roster to start the season. Prior to coming up north, Jones played one season in the Indoor Football League with the Iowa Barnstormers, where he was selected as the Defensive Rookie of the Year and named to the All-IFL First Team in 2021.

Collegiately, Jones played two seasons at Texas Tech (2017-18), compiling 77 total tackles, eight sacks, one interception and three fumble recoveries in 24 games with the Red Raiders. ​

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.




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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