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Saturday, July 2, 2016

From Lemon-Aid to Sour Grapes---Shawn Lemon Traded To Toronto




The Toronto Argonauts have acquired international defensive lineman Shawn Lemon and a conditional 2018 CFL Draft pick from the Saskatchewan Roughriders in exchange for national offensive lineman Matt Sewell and international quarterback Mitchell Gale.

Lemon signed with the Riders as a free agent this past January after spending the latter half of the 2015 season with the Ottawa REDBLACKS. In nine games with the REDBLACKS, the 6-2, 251-pound native of Charleston, South Carolina registered 15 defensive tackles, six quarterback sacks, three forced fumbles and two tackles for a loss en route to assisting Ottawa to an appearance in the 103rd Grey Cup.

Matt Sewell (6’7 – 340) is in his third CFL season after originally being selected by the Toronto Argonauts in the 1st round (8th overall) of the 2013 CFL Draft. Through two seasons the 26-year-old McMaster product has played 35 regular season games.

Mitchell Gale (6’1 – 225) is a four year CFL veteran after originally joining the Argos ahead of the 2013 season. The 26-year-old Abilene Christian product has played 33 regular season games completing nine of 29 pass attempts for 100 yards and two touchdowns while adding 33 carries for 91 yards and one touchdown.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good riddance. Don't need someone like that in the room.

perry

Anonymous said...

I agree. If the guy was like that, see ya later.

Ryan said...

Maybe lemon wants to beat Kevin Glenn as the first player to be acquired by every cfl franchise. Only bc, Hamilton and Montreal left

Anonymous said...

You can't spell Lemon without "me"!

Anonymous said...

Hey Scruff, did that d-bag you had the Twitter argument last night about the Lemon jersey get an Emry one last year? Didn't his departure from Ottawa leave some eyebrows raised? I'm not disappointed with this especially after seeing Leonard on Thursday.


LD

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Lemon the guy who hit Lawrence during practice in Stoon? The lesson here---don't get in Jones' doghouse. Don't want or need guys like this on my team. Bailing on the first sign of adversity is a sign of weakness.

Darryl

Anonymous said...

Is there more bonus money going out the window here? #price #campbell

Anonymous said...

He's not wanted in Hamilton nor Montreal, not good enough. Good return for Sk in this transaction

Anonymous said...

Looks like all canadian o line soon! Thought X Fulton was good last game.

Anonymous said...

See ya Moniz! BTW, completely agreed on your 3rd QB stance with Rod on yesterday's show. Thanks to CKRM for doing a July 1 show.


Kyle

Anonymous said...

Newsome, Capicoti, Leonard, Norwood when he gets healthy. I'm OK with this and we add another Canadian OL to the stable. Jones isn't messing around. When some of the non-believers start to realize this, everything will be cool.


Anonymous said...

chick,dressler,smith,price,macho,st.john, lemon and there are others - does no one see a pattern here ????? are the players the issue or is jones the real problem child.

Anonymous said...

when you are making %750,000 per year than wasting a $85,000 bonus doesn't seem that bad - especially when its not your money

Anonymous said...

To the fools who don't get it, the bonus money forms a part of his salary. If there is anything owing the Argo's would make it up.
Chick did nothing on the weekend, Dressler didn't play and may not for a while, Smith was a non factor on Friday night, Price is doing nothing, Harris is 0-2 with a team heading nowhere.

St John has signed an extended deal and is in the program. Jones got a young starting Canadian O-lineman, QB and got rid of a bad attitude. We got bigger, better and much deeper in Canadian talent. And wasn't that that what the trolls and semi-trolls were bitching about?

Does no one see the pattern here? Getting rid of marginal assets and replacing them with depth and talent. Clearly Jones see more and knows more than any of the trolls. He has forgotten more about football than the majority will ever know. Wash your Dressler jersey and put it away, or move to to Winnipeg's IR.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Jones is the problem child. He has won how many Grey Cups? Thanks for playing the game.

Anonymous said...

All the players you mention are hasbeens no longer to be on a Saskatchewan Roughriders roster with the exception of St John. Mr Chris Jones building a championship team, problem solved.

Anonymous said...

A veteran player disgruntled because he is not getting enough playing time! What is the sporting world coming to!!

Anonymous said...

Jones is the key to Riders' success. Suck it up Trolls!

Anonymous said...

Bad Wall had a Sask inherint budget surplus than wasted it away, doesn't seem that bad - especially when its not his money

Anonymous said...

Jones Jones he's the man... yeah Jones! Some little lemon guy not going to ruin the party, he took a hike straight out of town as fast as his head could spin. Jones, Murphy, Reynolds In charge. Roughriders championship calibre by seasons end.

Anonymous said...

Jones is the key to Riders' failures. Suck it up Trolls!

Anonymous said...

so chick was let go so lemon could play now lemon is gone so who can play - oh yes no one
jones is showing that he is a really good gm ha ha

Anonymous said...

Yep ! Don't worry Sally-Boy, Mr Jones just tweeking the roster to his specifications.