September 24, 2014

Riders acquire Boudreaux in trade with Ticats

Adam Gagnon Staff

REGINA — Defensive end Brandon Boudreaux is out of Tigertown and headed to Riderville after Saskatchewan acquired the defensive end in a trade Wednesday.  In return, Hamilton received the Riders’ third round pick in the 2015 and 2016 Draft.  Along with Boudreaux, the Riders also received Hamilton’s lowest fourth round picks in the 2015 and 2016 Draft.

Boudreaux has been limited this season, registering just four tackles in three games as he battled injury. 

The addition of Justin Hickman, emergence of Eric Norwood and arrival of Linden Gaydosh has made for a crowded group along the Hamilton defensive line and could have had a factor in Boudreaux’s departure.

The 6-foot-1, 240-pound lineman had two solid seasons with the Tiger-Cats in 2012 and 2013, combining for 58 defensive tackles and 13 quarterback sacks in 28 games.

The addition of Boudreaux provides depth to an already dominant defensive line that boasts three of the league’s top 10 pass rushers in John Chick, Tay George and Ricky Foley.