Lions acquire Shawn Lemon, Argos land all-star Davon Coleman in trade

TORONTO — The BC Lions and Toronto Argonauts have kicked off Week 10 preparation by exchanging defensive lineman in a Monday trade.

The Lions have re-acquired American defensive end Shawn Lemon in exchange for all-star American DT Davon Coleman and a conditional 2020 eighth-round draft pick.

This is the second consecutive year that the Lemon has been sent to the Leos in a mid-season trade.

Lemon returns to BC after a 13-game, 10-sack stint with the club last season. Through four appearances in 2019, Lemon has recorded 15 defensive tackles and a sack. Now in his ninth CFL season, the Akron grad and two-time Grey Cup champion has played 97 regular season games tallying 147 stops and 62 quarterback sacks.

Coleman, 28, has played in all eight games for the Lions this season posting 13 defensive tackles, two sacks and one interception. The Cleveland native signed with Hamilton in 2017 but after a trade to B.C., Coleman had a breakout year in 2018, recording 57 defensive tackles, eight sacks and two interceptions in 18 games on route to be named a CFL All-Star. Previous to his three years in the CFL, the product of Arizona State played two years for the Dallas Cowboys (2014, 2015) playing in four games and tallying three tackles. Coleman then spent time with Chicago, Tampa Bay and the New York Giants in 2016.