Roughriders acquire Prechae Rodriguez from Ticats

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2/24/2010 4:13:27 PM
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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Saskatchewan Roughriders have swapped receivers.

The Ticats acquired non-import Adam Nicolson, a third-round selection in the 2011 CFL Draft and the rights to a negotiation list player from the Saskatchewan Roughriders in exchange for import receiver Prechae Rodriguez.

"With the emergence of a few young receivers last season and the addition of Maurice Mann to our receiving corps, we felt that we could make this move to improve other areas of our team," said General Manager Bob O'Billovich in a statement.  "Adam is a young Canadian receiver who has the ability to produce if given the opportunity and can also contribute on special teams."

Nicolson, a 6-4, 223-pound native of North Bay, Ontario was selected in the first round (8th overall) of the 2007 CFL Canadian Draft after a standout CIS career with the University of Ottawa.  The 25-year-old has recorded five receptions for 59 yards and one touchdown with the Roughriders and Lions.

Rodriguez, a 6-5, 208-pounder spent the last two seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats after originally signing with the team as a free agent in May, 2008. In 26 games, the Auburn product had 115 receptions for 1,594 yards and ten touchdowns.

The 25-year old had a stand out season in his rookie year in 2008 when he had 70 receptions for 1,099 yards and seven touchdowns in 14 games which earned him the acknowledgement as the East Division's Most Outstanding Rookie.
The Ticats also announced that the team has released import running back Tyler Ebell.

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