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Edmonton Elks Re-Sign 2021 CFL Draft Pick Cole Nelson to a Two-Year Extension

3 Key Points

  • Cole Nelson returns to the Edmonton Elks on a two-year deal.
  • Nelson was a 2021 fifth overall CFL Draft selection by Edmonton.
  • The defensive lineman tallied 13 tackles over 20 career CFL games.

Cole Nelson’s Return to Edmonton Elks

The Edmonton Elks have renewed National defensive lineman Cole Nelson’s contract with a two-year extension. This development came ahead of the February free agency period. Nelson’s commitment is integral to the Elks’ defensive strategies.

2021 CFL Draft Impact

Nelson, the fifth overall pick of the 2021 CFL Draft, has demonstrated his potential within the Edmonton Elks. He has accumulated 13 defensive tackles across 20 games. His performance reflects the value he adds to the Edmonton defense line.

2023 Performance Highlights

In the 2023 season, Nelson participated in 10 games, starting in nine. Notably, he achieved a personal best of three tackles in a single game against the Toronto Argonauts on October 6. The University of Alberta alumnus continues to show growth in his professional career.

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