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Riders Add Two on Offence on Deadline Day

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October 10, 2018 at 2:34 pm - Home, Local Sports
By Mat Barrett

It’s trade deadline day in the CFL, and the Saskatchewan Roughriders have made a deal to bolster the offence.

The Riders have acquired offensive lineman Philip Blake, and wide receiver Patrick Lavoie from the Montreal Alouettes.

Going to Montreal is receiver Josh Stanford, and the Riders second round draft pick in the 2020 CFL Draft.

Lavoie was originally drafted by the Al’s in 2012 and would play two seasons there before being selected by Ottawa in the expansion draft in 2013.

He would spend four seasons in the nations capital before being traded back to Montreal this season.

The Quebec product has 7 touchdowns in 115 games, and also won a Grey Cup with Ottawa in 2016.

Blake has started all 57 games played through his four seasons in Montreal.

He was also a draft pick of the Denver Broncos in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Stanford has played in 21 games for the Riders over 3 seasons, tallying 243 yards on 21 catches.

The Roughriders are in action this week on Saturday as they visit the Winnpeg Blue Bombers.

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