Elks release K Sergio Castillo, DL Avery Ellis, sign two more

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks announced on Thursday that they have released kicker Sergio Castillo and defensive lineman Avery Ellis.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.cfl.ca/2023/05/04/elks-release-k-sergio-castillo-dl-avery-ellis-sign-two-more/

Releaseing Ellis not that surprising but Castillo? Wonder what happened…

Looking at the Elks roster it has to be a salary dump.

You’ve got two Globals and a (I assume cheaper) National competing for the kicker spot plus Michael Domagala and an (I assume cheaper) unknown American competing for the punter role.

A Global kicker and rookie punter salary combined might still be less that what Castillo was getting paid on his own.

That was about all I could think it may be.