TICats pull off multi-player trade
Jan 31, 2007, 23:20 GMT
Regina, Saskatchewan - The Saskatchewan Roughriders acquired non-import offensive lineman Wayne Smith, import wideout D.J. Flick, a second- round pick in the 2007 CFL College Draft and the negotiation rights to West Texas quarterback Dalton Bell from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a major trade on Wednesday.
In return, Hamilton received import signal caller Rocky Butler, Saskatchewan's second and fifth round picks in the draft and the negotiation rights to Iowa State quarterback Bret Meyer.
Smith, the former first overall pick in the 2004 Draft, started in 13 regular season games for the Tiger-Cats last season, while Flick caught 52 passes for 693 yards and two touchdowns in 17 regular season games last year.
Flick, a six-year CFL veteran, enjoyed his best season in 2005 when he had 80 catches for 1,245 yards and six touchdowns for the Tiger-Cats.
'Obviously, we are delighted to add two outstanding players such as DJ and Wayne,' said Saskatchewan general manager/vice president of football operations Eric Tillman. 'Both are established starters and very, very good character guys. This deal allows us to get a young quality Canadian lineman, a big-play receiver and to secure the ninth overall pick in this spring's Canadian draft.'
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