Eskimos acquire John Chick from Tiger-Cats
Saskatchewan Roughriders' John Chick (97) laughs after being involved in a late game skirmish with a few Winnipeg Blue Bombers' during second half CFL football action at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, Sunday, September 7, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, August 21, 2017 7:27AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, August 21, 2017 9:19AM EDT
EDMONTON -- All-star defensive end John Chick was traded to the Edmonton Eskimos on Sunday by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Edmonton also gets a fifth round pick in the 2018 CFL Draft and Hamilton gets a second round pick in return.
Chick, 34, has appeared in all eight of Hamilton's games this season, posting 16 defensive tackles, two quarterback sacks and a forced fumble.
The six-foot-four, 253-pound native of Gillette, Wyoming, has 56 defensive tackles, 16 sacks and five forced fumbles in 26 games with the Tiger-Cats over the last-two seasons (2016-17), and was named a CFL all-star and Hamilton's most outstanding defensive player in 2016.
In eight CFL seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2007-09, 2013-15) and Tiger-Cats (2016-17), Chick, a product of Utah State, has 226 defensive tackles, 69 quarterback sacks, one interception and 15 forced fumbles in 117 career games.