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Elks add DL Chris Casher to practice roster, sign LS Martin Bedard

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks made a number of roster moves on Monday, adding Chris Casher (DL) to the practice roster, signing Martin Bedard (LS), and releasing Andrew Ankrah (DL). They followed that up later in the day by activating DB Scott Hutter and moved LS Chad Rempel to the six-game injured list.

Casher was signed back on September 28, and has 16 CFL regular season games to his name. All of those appearances came in 2019 with the Calgary Stampeders when the Faulkner University product recorded seven sacks and one forced fumble. Casher had been on the Elks suspended list.

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Bedard will start his time with the Elks on the club’s suspended list, as he completes COVID-19 protocols. The University of Connecticut product is a veteran of 11 CFL seasons, spending his entire pro career with the Montreal Alouettes. Bedard was a two-time Grey Cup champion with the Als, winning in 2009 and 2010. The Laval, Quebec native had announced his retirement from the CFL back in July.

Meanwhile, Ankrah was in his first CFL season and appeared in just one game for the Green and Gold. The former XFL player appeared Week 2 against the Montreal Alouettes when he recorded on special teams tackle.

Hutter has been out of the lineup since suffering a knee injury Week 1 of the season vs. the Ottawa RedBlacks. He’s in his second season with the Elks after appearing in eight games with the Green and Gold back in 2019.

Rempel moves to the six-game injured list after suffering a knee injury that forced him to leave Edmonton’s Week 10 matchup with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers last Friday in the Manitoba capital.

The Elks are in action Friday, October 15 when they host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium (9:00 p.m. ET).

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