March 26, 2024

TRANSACTION | Elks sign Emeke Egbule (DL)

Emeke Egbule in action against the Montreal Alouettes (2023) | Edmonton Elks

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks have signed American defensive lineman Emeke Egbule (DL), the team announced Tuesday.

Egbule returns to Edmonton following his release by the St. Louis Battlehawks of the UFL. The Texas native signed with Elks in September of 2023 and would make his CFL debut against the BC Lions in Week 16. He would go on to play three games for the Green and Gold, recording one defensive tackle before being released in late October to pursue an opportunity down south.

Prior to joining the Elks, the 27-year-old played three seasons in the NFL, appearing in 32 games with the Los Angeles Chargers (2019-21) after being selected by the Chargers in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. The Houston product would also have a brief stint on the Pittsburgh Steelers practice roster in 2022.

Egbule played four seasons of NCAA Division 1 football at the University of Houston, where he had 164 total tackles, five sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles over his collegiate career.

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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