The Roughriders have picked up one of the league’s best defensive lineman in a trade from the Hamilton Tigercats.
Charleston Hughes, who spent his entire career as a Calgary Stampeder, was initially traded to Hamilton on Friday but later in the day was flipped to Saskatchewan.
In exchange, the Roughriders send quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. to the Tiger-Cats.
The 34-year-old Hughes was a CFL All-Star last season tallying 41 defensive tackles, 11 quarterback sacks, two tackles for a loss and one forced fumble.
Hughes was also voted an all-star in 2012, 2013 and 2016 and has registered 412 defensive tackles, 99 quarterback sacks, 38 special-teams tackles and 23 forced fumbles over his career. He’s also appeared in 11 playoff games and four Grey Cup games.
He’s also a two-time Grey Cup Champion with the Stampeders with wins in 2008 and 2014.