The three-time CFL West star asked @elks for trade or release. His agreement signed in January before the signing of the team @FrothersDay. The team added $ playing time to the contract in the spring before Dennis informed the team of his retirement in June. https://t.co/OjKNTjb63n
– Dave Naylor (@TSNDaveNaylor) July 19, 2021
Dennis signed with the Elks in January before the team signed offensive lineman SirVincent Rogers.
“I’m sorry I signed with Edmonton now I have to take care of this BS! Dennis tweeted Monday night.
I regret having signed with Edmonton now I have to take care of this BS!
– Derek Dennis (@6BONECRUSHER3) July 19, 2021
“The team added playing time money to the contract in the spring before Dennis informed the team of his retirement in June,” Naylor tweeted.
Edmonton issued a statement Monday night in response to Dennis.
“The Edmonton Elks have signed a contract with Derek Dennis and would gladly honor that contract. Derek has decided to retire on his own and is aware that the club would welcome him to Edmonton if he decides to return to football.
Dennis is a 72-game regular-season veteran spanning five seasons in the CFL, having spent four years with the Ottawa Redblacks and one with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
The 32-year-old played college at Temple and is from Queens, NY