Elks sign veteran defensive back Ed Gainey to one-year contract extension

Calgary Stampeders' Tre Odoms-Dukes (86) and Edmonton Elks' Ed Gainey (6) vie for the ball during first half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday September 10, 2022. (Jason Franson/CP)

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks have signed veteran defensive back Ed Gainey to a one-year contract extension.

Gainey was fifth on the team with 47 defensive tackles last season, his first in Edmonton, to go with an interception and two forced fumbles.

A CFL all-star with Saskatchewan in 2016 and 2017, the 32-year-old Gainey has 356 defensive tackles, 24 interceptions and seven forced fumbles over 10 CFL seasons.

He has also played with Montreal (2012-13) and Hamilton (2014-15).

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