Thursday, May 11, 2017
RIDERS ACQUIRE EDEM FROM LIONS
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have acquired national safety Mike Edem and a conditional selection in the 2018 CFL Draft from the B.C. Lions. In exchange, the Riders sent a conditional 2018 pick to the Lions.
Edem (6’1 – 210) was originally selected by the Montreal Alouettes in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2013 CFL Draft. During his third season with the Als, Edem was acquired by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at the trade deadline in October, 2015. He went on to sign with B.C. as a free agent ahead of the 2016 season.
Through four CFL seasons, the 27-year-old University of Calgary product has registered 91 defensive tackles, 29 special-teams tackles, six interceptions and five quarterback sacks while starting 33 of 60 regular-season games. He’s also seen action in seven career playoff games.
He was named a 2013 East Division All-Star and receives nomination as the Alouettes’ Most Outstanding Rookie.