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Riders acquire Canadian safety Mike Edem from B.C. Lions
Mike Edem, centre, then with the B.C. Lions, grabs for the ball from Calgary Stampeders' Marquay McDaniel, right, as Chandler Fenner, far left, looks on during second quarter CFL Western Final football action in Calgary on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. (Todd Korol / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:35AM CST
REGINA -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders acquired national safety Mike Edem from the B.C. Lions on Thursday.
The two teams also swapped conditional 2018 draft picks.
The six-foot-one, 210-pound Edem was originally taken in the first round, third overall, in the 2013 CFL draft by the Montreal Alouettes. He was traded to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in October 2015 before signing as a free agent with B.C. before last season.
Edem, 27, has started 33-of-60 career regular-season games, registering 91 tackles, 29 special-teams tackles, six interceptions and five sacks. He was a 2013 East Division all-star and Montreal's nominee as outstanding rookie.