April 30, 2019


Aug 12, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals cornerback Elie Bouka (30) against the Oakland Raiders during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed national defensive back Elie Bouka to a one-year contract.

Bouka (6’1 – 205 lbs) joins the Roughriders for the second time in his professional career after previously playing four games in the Green and White in 2017.

The 27-year-old spent time with several NFL clubs including the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018 and the Arizona Cardinals in 2016.

Bouka was selected by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the third round (24th overall) in the 2016 CFL Draft.

He played four seasons at the University of Calgary from 2012-2015, switching from receiver to defensive back in 2013. As a defensive back, registered 24.5 defensive tackles and one interception. As a receiver he caught 16 receptions for 137 yards and two touchdowns.