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.