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HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have added national depth to their defence, acquiring third-year DB Mike Edem from the Montreal Alouettes in exchange for a sixth round pick in the 2016 CFL Draft and a conditional seventh round pick in 2017.
Edem, 26, has played in four games with Montreal in 2015, collecting three special teams tackles. The 6-1, 200-pound native of Lagos, Nigeria, has appeared in 39 career CFL regular season games (16 starts) and three playoff games, all with the Alouettes. Edem has accumulated 54 tackles, 25 special teams tackels, five sacks, four interceptions and three fumble recoveries in his three-year CFL career.
In his rookie season in 2013, Edem collected 49 defensive tackles, nine special teams tackles, five sacks, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries. For his efforts, he was named an East Division All-Star and the Alouettes Most Outstanding Rookie and Most Outstanding Canadian.
After stints in the CIS with McGill (2009) and Calgary (2011-12), Edem was selected by the Alouettes in the first round, third overall, in the 2013 CFL Draft.