Esks and Ticats complete five-player deal | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League Staff

EDMONTON -- The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have completed a five-player trade with the Edmonton Eskimos, acquiring non-import offensive lineman Greg Wojt, import linebacker Simoni Lawrence and import quarterback Jeremiah Masoli in exchange for non-import linebacker Nathan Kanya and the rights to non-import offensive lineman Carson Rockhill.

“We have strengthened our roster today by acquiring a Canadian offensive lineman who has played at an all-star level, a talented linebacker with CFL experience and a quarterback with plenty of potential," said Vice President of Football Operations, General Manager and Head Coach Kent Austin. 

"I’d also like to thank Nathan Kanya for his contributions to our organization over the past two years.”

Since being selected by the Eskimos with the 11th overall pick in the 2008 CFL Draft, Wojt has started 37 of the 46 regular season games he has appeared in, earning Edmonton’s Most Outstanding Lineman award and a spot on the West Division All-Star team in 2011.  Before joining the Esks, the Mississauga, Ontario native spent four seasons at Central Michigan.  

Lawrence made 15 defensive tackles, 11 special teams tackles and one fumble recovery in 15 games during his first CFL season in 2012.  The 6-1, 228-pound native of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania previously suited up with the NFL’s St. Louis Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers after finishing his NCAA career at Minnesota.  He recorded 151 tackles, six sacks and two interceptions in two seasons with the Gophers.

Masoli, a 5-10, 221-pound native of San Francisco, California signed with the Eskimos as a free agent last season after stints with the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers and the UFL’s Omaha Nighthawks.  Prior to turning pro Masoli spent two seasons at Oregon (2008-09) and one at Ole Miss (2010), throwing for 5,930 yards and 42 touchdowns while rushing for 1,930 yards and 29 majors.             

Fan Comments
wild horse
You can never have too many big homegrown draft horses.
February 06, 2013 - 1:22pm
als rule
LOL LOL LOL. austin ole miss connection to masoli BUT is this really a good trade for hamilton? don't think so!!
February 05, 2013 - 10:03pm
At least he isn't picking up other people's "old" cast-offs! LOL LOL LOL LOL !!!1
February 05, 2013 - 11:07pm
als rule
just jealous of a great winning team that knows which players to sign and when 2 no matter what their age!!
February 06, 2013 - 12:07pm
And Wally knows when to get rid of them!! Always liked Bruce III but he may be on the down side of his career. I'll take our younger, talented guys any day - that's what made AB expendable in Tigertown! Jealous of the Als - YOU WISH!! LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!!
February 07, 2013 - 8:13pm
Looks like Austin has been very busy, making a good deal for the Tabbies! And we still have about 10 days to free agency! Gives us back the O lineman back that we lost when Rottier returned to Edmonton last year!
February 05, 2013 - 7:11pm
als rule
addition to my last comment: only wojt in hammer!! LOL LOL LOL
February 06, 2013 - 12:07pm
als rule
math major at McMaster? your still down 1 OL!! rottier now rockhill in edmonton and only wojt!! LOL LOL LOL
February 06, 2013 - 12:12pm
ar - As usual, YOU miss my point since we picked up 2 new O-linemen last season - Dile and 'Neill (through free agency), have one still coming in from last year's draft to say nothing of who might be chosen in the 2013 draft. O-line from last season is intact and will be JUST FINE! Not sure about your coach-less Als!! LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!!
February 07, 2013 - 11:50am