Edmonton Elks sign Derel Walker ahead of CFL free agency – Edmonton | The Canadian News

The Edmonton Elks signed veteran wide receiver Derel Walker to a contract extension on Saturday, just days before free agency from the CFL.

Walker will return to the green and gold for the 2022 season.

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Last season, Walker had 531 receiving yards on 44 receptions to finish second to the Elks in both categories.

Through six seasons in the CFL, Walker has 5,779 career receiving yards and 32 touchdowns.

He was a member of Edmonton’s 2015 Gray Cup champion team and won the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie Award that season with 89 receptions for 1,110 yards and six touchdowns.

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The soccer club also announced the signing of five other players: wide receiver Charles Nelson, wide receiver Dionte Sykes, defensive back Floyd Redfield, defensive lineman Darius Royster and defensive back Jeawon Taylor.

CFL free agency opens Tuesday at 10am MT.

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