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Edmonton Elks to hold news conference after signing quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson

The Edmonton Elks have scheduled a news conference for 11 a.m. local time on Monday to introduce quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson to reporters.

The football club announced Sunday that it had signed the two-time Grey Cup champion who last played in the CFL in 2022 when he helped guide the Toronto Argonauts to a league championship.

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Bethel-Thompson, who is 35 years old and hails from California, spent the 2023 season with the New Orleans Breakers of the United States Football League, where he led the league in passing yards with 2,433 and led the club to a 7-3 record.

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Bethel-Thompson will enter the 2024 season with a CFL career completion percentage of 66.8 and a passer rating of 92.4. He joins a roster that also features 25-year-old Canadian quarterback Tre Ford, who began last season as the Elks’ third-string quarterback but emerged as the team’s starter.

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Monday’s news conference will be a virtual event held via the Zoom video-calling platform.

More to come…

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