The Saskatchewan Roughriders have acquired international defensive back Fred Bennett and national defensive back Jeff Hecht from the Calgary Stampeders in exchange for two negotiation list players.
Bennett (6'1 – 197) is currently in his fifth CFL season after originally signing with the Stampeders in May, 2012. In 73 regular season games the 32-year-old South Carolina product has registered 166 defensive tackles, ten interceptions and seven forced fumbles.
Bennett was named a 2014 West Division All-Star before going on to win his first career Grey Cup championship that same season.
Hecht (5'9 – 205) is currently in his sixth CFL season after originally signing with the Montreal Alouettes as a free agent in 2011. The Edmonton native joined the Stampeders ahead of the 2012 season where he remained through the next five years.
In 73 career regular season games, the 30-year-old has picked up 50 defensive tackles and 37 special teams tackles. He won his first Grey Cup as a member of the 2014 Calgary Stampeders.