Edmonton Signs Tanner Green & Josiah Schakel

December 1, 2023 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Edmonton Elks News Release

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks are bringing back Canadians Tanner Green (FB) and Josiah Schakel (LB) on two-year deals, the club announced Friday.

As the longest serving member of the Edmonton Elks, the 30-year-old Green returns for his sixth season with the Green and Gold. A fourth round pick by Edmonton in the 2018 CFL Draft, the Lacombe, AB., product has appeared in 59 regular season games with the Elks, recording 60 special teams tackles, nine receptions, and two receiving touchdowns.

In 2023, Green was named to the CFL/Pro Football Focus Honour Roll for the month of September as the top special teams player.

Schakel played in 15 games with the Green and Gold in 2023, finishing second on the Elks in special teams tackles with 15. The Sherwood Park product joined the Elks in late June after being released by the Calgary Stampeders following training camp.

A 2022 second-round pick by the Stampeders, Schakel had a standout career with the University of Alberta Golden Bears and was named U Sports Defensive Player of the Year in 2021.

The Edmonton Elks will return to the field in 2024 for the club's 75th CFL season.



Tanner Green | NAT | FB | 6'3 | 235 LBS | 1993-03-03 | Lacombe, AB | Concordia

Josiah Schakel | NAT | LB | 6'1 | 223 LBS | 1999-01-19 | Sherwood Park, AB | Alberta


The Edmonton Elks are proud members of the Canadian Football League, playing their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.

The club, officially renamed the Elks in June of 2021, has a tradition of excellence having won 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015). Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focused on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.

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