January 15, 2024

Boatmen Land CFL All-Star Jake Ceresna in Trade With Elks

TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts have reached an agreement with Edmonton to send Canadian WR Kurleigh Gittens Jr. and a 2024 seventh-round draft pick to the Elks in exchange for American DL Jake Ceresna and a negotiation list player.
Ceresna, 29, played 18 games for the Elks in 2023 and recorded career-highs across the board with 48 defensive tackles, 12 sacks, and one forced fumble in 18 games while being named Edmonton’s choice for Most Outstanding Defensive Player for the second season in a row. The 6’5, 295 lineman spent the last three seasons in Edmonton after brief stints in 2019 with the New York Giants as well as being drafted by the DC Defenders of the XFL. The Connecticut native came to the CFL in 2017 with Ottawa, after a short offseason stint with the New York Jets in 2016,  before being traded to Edmonton in 2018. For his career, the State University of New York at Cortland alum has tallied 163 defensive tackles, 37 sacks, and six forced fumbles in 75 career CFL games and was named a CFL All-Star in 2022.