Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ticats Acquire Defensive Lineman Hughes in Trade, Flip Him to Roughriders

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ticats Acquire Defensive Lineman Hughes in Trade, Flip Him to Roughriders

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Roughriders acquire Hughes in trade

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders acquired defensive lineman Charleston Hughes Friday, hours after the Hamilton Tiger-Cats briefly picked up the 2017 CFL sack leader from Calgary.

Hamilton acquired Hughes from the Stampeders in the early afternoon before dealing him to the Roughriders in exchange for quarterback Vernon Adams Jr.

The Stampeders received a fourth-round pick in the 2019 draft from Hamiton in the original Hughes deal. Calgary and the Ticats also exchange fourth-round picks in the 2018 draft -- the Stampeders receiving the 28th overall selection and Hamilton the 34th.

Hughes led the CFL in sacks last season with 11.

"In a salary-cap world, sometimes difficult decisions have to be made and this is definitely a very difficult decision," Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel said in a release. …

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