Edmonton Elks add former L.A. Rams linebacker Derrick Moncrief

Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Jeremiah Maslow is sacked by Saskatchewan Roughriders' Derrick Moncrief during first half CFL football game action in Hamilton on Thursday, June 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

The Edmonton Elks have beefed up their defence, signing former NFL linebacker Derrick Moncrief.

Moncrief, 28, was cut by Los Angeles last month after splitting the 2020 season between the Rams and Las Vegas Raiders.

The Oklahoma State alum previously spent three seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

He tallied 132 tackles, four sacks and five interceptions in 35 career CFL games.

Moncrief joins an Elks defence that has given up 82 points in four games this season, the second most in the West Division.

Edmonton (2-2) is set to host the Calgary Stampeders (1-4) on Saturday.