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Roughriders acquire WR Simon from Lions

Regina, SK (Sports Network) - The Saskatchewan Roughriders acquired wide receiver Geroy Simon from the British Columbia Lions in exchange for wide receiver Justin Harper and a third-round pick in the 2014 Canadian Draft.

Simon, a six-time All-Star, had 54 receptions for 700 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games for the Lions last year. He was on pace for his 10th consecutive 1,000 yard season before missing five games due to injury.

"After many weeks of discussion with Geroy, we have reached a point where we believe it's in the best interest of both parties to move forward with a mutually agreed upon trade," Lions vice president of football operations and GM Wally Buono said. "Geroy's accomplishments as a player are well documented and his work in our community has been outstanding. We salute and thank Geroy and wish him the very best."

The 37-year-old is the league's all-time leading receiver with 15,787 career receiving yards. Simon also sits third in receptions (989) and receiving touchdowns (100).

Simon spent 12 of his first 14 CFL seasons with the Lions, winning two Grey Cups with British Columbia.

01/24 13:13:55 ET

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