February 15, 2023

Elks add receiver Sammie Coates Jr.

Photo: Pittsburgh Steelers

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks added to their receiving arsenal on Wednesday, signing American wide receiver Sammie Coates Jr.

A veteran of four NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2015-2016), Cleveland Browns (2017) and Houston Texans (2018), Coates made 29 catches for 528 yards with two touchdowns in 44 career games.

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Coates was selected by the Steelers in the third round (87th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft, following three seasons of NCAA Division 1 football at Auburn, where he made 82 receptions for 1,757 yards with 13 touchdowns over his collegiate career.

The 29-year-old native of Leroy, AL most recently spent time on the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ roster. He played four games for the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks, totaling six receptions for 61 yards. ​

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