Riders Messam traded to CGY

Marc Smith ?@MarcSmith18 7m7 minutes ago
#Riders send Messam & Montreal's 5th round pick to Calgary for K Tyler Crapigna, a 2016 3rd pick and a negotiation list player #CFL

Sasky having a fire sale?

Is that a joke, or for real??

doesn't make sense. Calgary has no need for messam

Cornish is out with another concussion
Messam is a Free Agent at the end of the season

Calgary must be preparing for a bad weather grey cup game. Winnipeg in November usually means a ground game. Just a thought.

It just doesn't make sense that the Riders would trade a 1,000 yard Cdn rusher. I wonder if Calgary paid some cash to the Riders for him in addition to the player they gave them?

Very true, running game is important in November CFL Football,especially in the North West!

Is it really important these days with the new field turf that doesn't freeze, doesn't get muddy doesn't get water logged?
The only weather element of concern is the wind, it's not the cold or snow or rain. Look at that game a couple of weeks ago against Calgary, the QBs couldn't even pass with the wind at their backs. Seems they should start nick naming Hamilton the windy city.

Hufnagel's explanation/reasoning for the trade can be found here: http://www.cfl.ca/video/index/id/118121

Basically it comes down to the injury to Dan Federkeil and having to play 2 Imports at OT. Messam gives them NI depth & solidifies the RB position.

You would think that Stamps NAT RB Matt Walter isn't too happy today! :expressionless:

Interesting that Messam was at the Jays game at the RC last night when he got a text that he was traded

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