Veteran kicker Sergio Castillo rejoins Bombers after being cut by Elks

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EDMONTON — Sergio Castillo wasn't unemployed long.

Not long after being released by the Edmonton Elks on Thursday, the veteran kicker signed a one-year deal with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Castillo, an American, hit 37-of-44 field goals last season with Edmonton while averaging 60 yards on kickoffs. He signed with Edmonton as a free agent after helping Winnipeg win a Grey Cup title in 2021.

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The Elks also released American defensive lineman Avery Ellis. Edmonton acquired Ellis, 28, from Montreal last August and he had 16 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble in seven games.

Ellis began his CFL career with the Ottawa Redblacks (2017-21).

The Elks also signed Canadian Olivier Charles-Pierre and American receiver Cam Sullivan-Brown.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 4, 2023.

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