The news just keeps coming out of Riderville. Here’s the release on the latest trade:
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have acquired non-import kicker Brody McKnight and a sixth round selection (49th overall) in the 2013 Canadian Draft from the Edmonton Eskimos in exchange for two fifth round selections (39th and 40th overall) in the 2013 Canadian Draft.
McKnight (6′ – 204) was acquired by the Eskimos last September after originally being selected by the Montreal Alouettes in the first round (8th overall) of the 2011 Canadian Draft. Last season the Vancouver, BC native dressed for three regular season games for the Eskimos.
Here’s the Eskimos release for your reading pleasure:
Esks acquire two draft picks from Sask
(Edmonton) – The Edmonton Eskimo Football Club has acquired two fifth-round selections (39th and 40th overall) in the 2013 CFL Canadian Draft from the Saskatchewan Roughriders in exchange for non-import kicker Brody McKnight and Edmonton’s sixth-round selection (49th overall) in the 2013 CFL Canadian Draft.
“Brody has the potential to be a very dynamic and versatile kicker in our league. We wish him the best with the Saskatchewan Roughriders ,” says Eskimo Head Coach Kavis Reed.
McKnight was traded to Edmonton from Montreal on Sept. 12, 2012 in exchange for non-import kicker Derek Schiavone and first and fourth-round selections in the 2013 CFL Canadian Draft. He dressed for three games with the green and gold.