March 11, 2024

TRANSACTIONS | Elks sign Nick Anderson (LB) & James Wiggins (DB)

Nick Anderson in a preseason game against the Houston Texans (2023) | Photo Courtesy: New Orleans Saints.

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks have signed American linebacker Nick Anderson, the club announced Monday.

Anderson spent four seasons at Tulane University (2019-22), totalling 283 total tackles, 29 tackles-for-loss, 10.5 sacks, six pass deflections and three forced fumbles in 49 career games for the Green Wave. The Vicksburg, Miss., native was a big part of Tulane’s historic comeback win over USC in the 87th Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic in January of 2023, while winning the AAC championship and being named to the All-AAC Second Team in 2022. Prior to joining Tulane, he played one season for the Jones College Bobcats, where he had 74 total tackles and two sacks in 12 games.

Anderson attended training camp with the New Orleans Saints in 2023, playing in three preseason games, registering four tackles and one pass deflection. He was released by the Saints following the preseason.

Additionally, the Elks have signed American defensive back James Wiggins. Wiggins signed with the Elks in December of 2023 but was released to pursue other opportunities.

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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