The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have acquired defensive end and five-time CFL All-Star Charleston Hughes in a trade with the Calgary Stampeders.
The deal was announced Friday, with the Ticats getting Hughes and the 34th overall pick (fourth round) in the 2018 CFL Draft from the Calgary Stampeders in exchange for the 28th overall pick (fourth round) in the 2018 CFL Draft and a fourth round pick in the 2019 CFL Draft.
Hughes, 34, spent 10 seasons with the Red and White, where his 99 sacks rank him second among active leaders behind only Montreal’s John Bowman.
Despite his age, Hughes is considered one of the CFL’s most feared pass rushers. He’s hit double-digit sacks in five of his last six seasons, from his career-high 18 sacks in 2013 to his 11 quarterback takedowns last season.
Moreover, Hughes’ 27 sacks over the last two seasons are far and away the most in the CFL.