In a blockbuster Canadian Football League trade, the Saskatchewan Roughriders have acquired slotback Geroy Simon from the British Columbia Lions on Thursday.
Simon, is the all-time leader in receiving yards with 15,744. The native of Johnstown, Pennsylvania is 37 years of age and is coming to the Roughriders at the end of his Canadian Football Hall of Fame Career.
The 2006 Canadian Football League Most Outstanding Player Award winner, Simon 12 seasons with the Lions after two seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to commence his career.
The Lions received wide receiver Justin Harper and a third round draft pick in the 2014 Canadian College Draft in return.
It is interesting that Simon follows in the footsteps of slotback Jason Clermont, who was released by the Lions near the end of his career in 2008, and spent three seasons with Saskatchewan before retiring.