Canadian DB Elie Bouka released by Riders, signs with Philadelphia Eagles

Canadian defensive back Elie Bouka has signed a reserve/futures contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, per sources.

He was released by the Riders to sign that deal.

Bouka signed with Saskatchewan in 2017 and played four games making three special teams tackles. The Riders drafted the 25-year-old in the third-round, 24th overall in the 2016 CFL draft.

Bouka was initially signed by Arizona as an undrafted NFL free agent in 2016, even though he was on the mend from a torn Achilles which kept him from playing in his final year at the University of Calgary. That’s the only reason why he slid down the CFL draft board.

 A hamstring setback landed the cover man on injured reserve for the entire NFL season in 2016 with the Cardinals, he made a full salary. Arizona released Bouka with an injury settlement early in 2017 training camp after he suffered an ankle setback. The ultra-athletic defender worked out for three NFL teams, the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants prior to inking his Riders pact in 2017.
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Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.
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6 Comments on Canadian DB Elie Bouka released by Riders, signs with Philadelphia Eagles

  1. ivan Diablo // January 3, 2018 at 6:42 pm //

    good luck to him

  2. Waiting For Gaudaur // January 3, 2018 at 6:44 pm //

    Canada DB?

  3. It will be interesting to see what will happen if Rodgers and Bouka both go to the NFL.
    Is the plan to try and acquire another CB through free agency? Hope Lyles is ready to start full time (not likely)? Try and find a DB who can start via free agents camps?
    Not a lot of good options, and having a weak boundary side CB is suicide in the CFL.
    Also interesting that Bouka signed a NFL deal before Rodgers.

    • Rodgers in the NFL lol you got to be jk the Eskies released him and as per usual the sliders took another Eskies leftover.

  4. Rick cowan // January 3, 2018 at 7:32 pm //

    I think the Riders will go after John Ojo he would help the Riders

  5. Rick cowan // January 3, 2018 at 8:02 pm //

    I think you may see Dennis traded to Montreal for a draft choice

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