'Riders acquire Cdn LB Aaron Wagner from Argos

(Stolen from the TSN-CFL website)

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have acquired linebacker Aaron Wagner in a trade with the Toronto Argonauts.

A CFL source requesting anonymity told The Canadian Press of the deal Sunday night. What the Argos get in return for Wagner wasn’t immediately known, but the expectation was it would be a draft pick.

The Riders and Argos are expected to formally announce the deal sometime Monday.

The six-foot-two, 245-pound Wagner has spent the last three CFL seasons with Toronto after being acquired in the second round, 14th overall, of the 2006 Canadian college draft out of Brigham Young.

Wagner, 26, a native of Lethbridge, Alta., was projected to ultimately replace veteran middle linebacker Mike O’Shea but never really developed to that point.

Wagner mostly saw action on special teams. In the off-season Wagner lives in Utah, where he works in real estate and land development.

The deal could end up being one of need for Saskatchewan, which will see linebackers Maurice Lloyd, Anton McKenzie and Mike McCullough all become free agents at 12:01 a.m. ET on Monday