3 Key Points
- Tony Jones commits to another year with the Edmonton Elks.
- Jones showcased significant performance in the 2023 season.
- Background on Jones’ journey from college football to the CFL.
Elks Announce Contract Extension for Jones
In a strategic move for their defense lineup, Edmonton’s Elks have successfully renewed linebacker Tony Jones for an additional season. This decision underscores the team’s commitment to strengthening their roster with experienced players as they prepare for future challenges.
Jones’ Impactful 2023 Season
Last season, Tony Jones emerged as a vital asset for the Elks, participating in every regular-season game and starting in four as linebacker. Demonstrating a solid performance, the 28-year-old Texas Tech alumnus notched 41 defensive tackles, 11 special teams tackles, secured one sack, and caused a forced fumble throughout the 2023 season.
Journey to the Elks
Jones, originally hailing from Florida, took a significant step in his professional career by joining the CFL in 2022, initially appearing in two games for the Elks. Before his entry into the Canadian league, Tony proved his mettle by earning accolades in the Indoor Football League as a member of the Iowa Barnstormers. His college years at Texas Tech from 2017 to 2018 were equally commendable, where he accumulated 77 tackles, eight sacks, and even snagged one interception across 24 games.
The continuation of Tony Jones with the Edmonton Elks marks a promising prospect for the team as they aim to bolster their defense for the upcoming season. His proven track record and experience on the field are expected to be key components in the team’s strategic gameplay and pursuit of excellence.
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