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April 12, 2006

Hamilton and Saskatchewan strike deal

The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced today that the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Saskatchewan Roughriders completed a major player trade in advance of the Ottawa Player Dispersal Draft. The Roughriders have acquired the rights to the first overall selection in today's draft and the rights to a player from the Tiger-Cats negotiation list. In return, Hamilton has acquired import running back Corey Holmes, non-import defensive back Scott Gordon, the rights to a player on Saskatchewan's negotiation list and a first round selection in the 2007 CFL Canadian Draft.

The updated draft order for the first round (only) in today's Dispersal Draft is as follows:

1. Saskatchewan
2. Winnipeg
3. Saskatchewan
4. Calgary
5. Toronto
6. B.C.
7. Montreal
8. Edmonton