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EDMONTON -- The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Edmonton Eskimos have completed a trade that will see the Esks acquire a second-round pick (10th overall) and a third-round pick (24th overall) in the 2013 CFL Draft, in exchange for the rights to non-import defensive lineman Hasan Hazime and a second-round pick (15th overall) in the 2013 CFL Draft.

“One of our off-season priorities is re-establishing ourselves in the 2013 Draft. This move allows us the opportunity to focus on the future,” said Eskimos General Manager Ed Herve in a statement.

Hazime, a 6-5, 260-pound native of Pickering, ON., arrives in Hamilton after finishing his NCAA career at Wake Forest, following three years at Akron. 

In his senior season with the Demon Deacons, Hazime made 28 tackles, eight tackles for a loss, 2.5 quarterback sacks and two forced fumbles.  He was selected by the Eskimos in the fifth round (36th overall) of the 2012 CFL Draft.

“Hasan is a promising prospect and quality individual who possesses a solid combination of size, athleticism, excellent hands and work ethic.  We believe that if he was eligible for this year’s draft, he would be a first or second round pick,” said Vice President of Football Operations, General Manager and Head Coach Kent Austin.

More to come...



Fan Comments
als rule
interesting moves by the big shakers in this off season!! austin making plenty of moves before even coaching a tabbie game and hervey making a real name for himself since replacing eric tillman!! both showing no fear in pulling off a trade or releasing a player or signing FAs!! but as some ticat supporter uses as his standard answer to everything ONLY TIME WILL TELL!! LOL LOL LOL
February 27, 2013 - 3:18pm
Looks like a win-win since if I recall correctly, Esks have traded away a number of draft picks so this give them an extra pick, while Ticats get the rights to a player that they are obviously very interested in acquiring and who will hopefully be in camp this spring.
February 27, 2013 - 1:05pm
als rule
edmonton's 1st round choice was traded away to montreal last season!!
February 27, 2013 - 8:05pm