Elks sign kicker Boris Bede to 2-year contract

Toronto Argonauts kicker Boris Bede (14) kicks a field goal held by Toronto Argonauts quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson (4) during second half CFL action against the B.C. Lions in Toronto on Saturday, October 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

The Edmonton Elks continued their offseason overhaul on Tuesday as they announced the football club has agreed to a two-year deal with Grey Cup champion kicker Boris Bede.

Bede joins Edmonton’s CFL club after spending three seasons with the Toronto Argonauts and rejoins former teammates McLeod Bethel-Thompson and Kurleigh Gittens Jr., both of whom joined the Elks this offseason as well.

Bede, 34, converted 37 of 39 fields goals for a career-high 94.9 per cent in 17 games last seeason. He also led the CFL in kickoff yards, kickoff average and was named a CFL East All-Star.

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The native of France helped the Argos win the Grey Cup in 2022. In the championship game he recorded 12 points.

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“Boris is a weapon and a game-changer, whether pinning opposing teams deep or closing out a game with a long field goal,” Elks assistant general manager Geroy Simon said in a news release.

“We’re excited to have him in Green and Gold.”

Bede began his CFL career with the Montreal Alouettes in 2015.

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