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Former Riders’ DL A.C. Leonard agrees to phrases with Edmonton Elks

Picture courtesy: Saskatchewan Roughriders

Free defensive lineman AC Leonard has agreed contract phrases with the Edmonton Elks, in accordance with league sources.

The 31-year-old was launched by the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Tuesday, a day earlier than he was scheduled to gather a $40,000 low season bonus.

The six-foot-two, 250-pound defender made 33 defensive tackles, three sacks and one compelled fumble over 13 video games with the Raiders this previous season. It was a disappointing season for the Rangers as he was coming off the yr he led the CFL with 11 sacks throughout a marketing campaign shorter than 14 video games.

Leonard entered the CFL as a member of the BC Lions in 2015 enjoying tight finish. He joined the Riders in 2016 and was transformed to a defensive finish making 33 defensive tackles, two particular groups tackles, and 5 sacks over the course of the season. He returned to the membership the next yr and recorded one other 33 defensive tackles, 5 sacks and a compelled fumble earlier than opting to discover free company.

The Palatka, Florida native signed with the Ottawa Redblacks in February 2018 and performed 17 video games with the membership that yr. He recorded 49 defensive tackles, one particular workforce deal with, and 6 sacks however weren’t retained by the membership regardless of being named an Jap Division All-Star. He returned to Saskatchewan as a free agent in 2019 and had career-highs with 9 sacks and three compelled fumbles together with 44 defensive tackles.

Leonard is now reunited with Chris Jones, who was the top coach and normal supervisor at Saskatchewan when Leonard first joined the workforce in 2016. Jones was named head coach and normal supervisor of the Edmonton Elks in December 2021 and led the workforce to a 4-14 file on the season. Previous.



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