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Edmonton Elks Release RB Ante Litre and LB Malik Tyne, Sign QB Vinny Testaverde Jr.

Photo via Edmonton Elks

Yesterday on Monday, February 13th, 2023, the Edmonton Elks released both Canadian Running Back Ante Litre, along with Linebacker/Defensive Lineman Malik Tyne.


Ante Litre Photo via Global News

The release of Ante Litre is somewhat peculiar, to say the least. Just recently, approximately one month ago on January 14th, 2023, Ante Litre agreed to a 1-year contract extension with the Edmonton Elks.

It was a great signing for Edmonton where Ante Litre would have shouldered some of the load off of the running game, along with being an asset in both pass blocking, along with being effective on key drives to extend plays as a receiver out of the backfield on screen plays.

The Vancouver, British Columbia native out of Notre Dame Regional Secondary School would play continue his football career locally at Simon Fraser University.

Ante Litre was drafted by the Calgary Stampeders in 2017, in which he would be part of the Calgary Stampeders’ success until 2021 (minus the 2020 cancelled season).  

During his stay in Calgary, we would be part of the Calgary Stampeders’ success in claiming a Grey Cup during the 2018 season. 

In 73 career games in the CFL, Ante Litre has a total of 592 rushing yards and three touchdowns, as well as 41 catches for 319 yards. 



  • Ante Litre | NAT | RB | 6’0 | 229 LBS | 1994-10-17 | Vancouver, BC | Simon Fraser
  • Malik Tyne | NAT | 6’3 | 235 LBS | 1996-01-12 | Brampton, ON | Towson


Malik Tyne Photo via Twitter

Malik Tyne was drafted by the Edmonton Elks during the 2020 CFL Draft.  

The Brampton, Ontario native played his College Football at Townson University.

Although seldom used during the 2021 and 2022 seasons, he would complete his career thus far with the City of Champions with sixteen games played, six defence tackles, five special teams tackles, and one sack.


Vinny Testaverde Photo via Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Edmonton Elks acquired Vinny Testaverde Jr. 

The son of a former National Football League journeyman is now with the Green and Gold.

During his college football career, Vinny Testaverde Jr. would make pit stops at Texas Tech University, Miami, along with the Univesity at Albany.

He would complete his college football career with very little playing time.  

Vinny Testaverde Jr. would play a lone game for the Texas Tech Red Raiders in 2014 where he completed 57 percent of his throws for 116 yards. He would spend the next two seasons (2015-2016) with Miami and would not see any game action. It was then he transferred to Albany. He was forced to sit out the 2017 season due to transfer rules but would play in eight games for the Great Danes in 2018, throwing for 1,714 yards and 11 touchdowns.   

After the completion of his college football career, he would attend training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2019. He would later sign with the BC Lions in 2020, along with the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League in 2021.

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Dino Sepe has been an avid sports fan since he was nine years old. He has read multiple books regarding sports history from various eras, the origins of the game, great dynasties, great coaches, and great players. Dino's experience in writing was obtained at Humber College in Toronto, Ontario through the Theater Performance program. As an avid football fan following the NFL, CFL, NCAA, and USports Football, Dino has been writing about the Canadian Football League in various capacities since 2019. In December 2021, Dino joined the CFL News Hub team. Dino is proud to be part of the CFL News Hub contributing team and looks forward to covering the Edmonton Elks going into the future.
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