B.C. Lions' Geroy Simon Saskatchewan bound
B.C. Lions' Geroy Simon, right, catches a pass for a first down as Calgary Stampeders' Quincy Butler looks on during the first half of the CFL Western Final football game in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday November 18, 2012. (CP/DARRYL DYCK)
Published Thursday, January 24, 2013 11:30AM CST
Last Updated Thursday, January 24, 2013 11:55AM CST
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have acquired wide receiver Geroy Simon from the B.C. Lions.
The Lions announced Thursday the veteran receiver has been traded to Saskatchewan in exchange for import receiver Justin Harper and a 2014 third-round pick in the Canadian Draft.
Simon is one of the most decorated players in CFL history. He is the league’s all-time leading receiver, with 15,787 career receiving yards.
The 37-year-old is third in the league in receptions with 989. That’s just 29 catches away from the all-time record. His 100 receiving touchdowns also place him third among career leaders.
Last season, the six-time CFL all-star had 54 receptions for 700 yards and two touchdowns in 13 regular season games. He was on pace for his tenth consecutive 1,000-yard season before missing five games due to injury.
With files from TSN.ca Staff