The BC Lions have traded veteran receiver Geroy Simon to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
In exchange for the 37-year old, the Lions receive import receiver Justin Harper and a third-round draft pick in 2014.
“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,” said vice president of football operations and GM Wally Buono. “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.”
Geroy Simon: “My 12 seasons with the BC Lions have been the most incredible years of my professional life. I want to thank the entire BC Lions organization for giving me the opportunity to become a true professional. Most notably, I am extremely grateful to Mr. Braley, Wally Buono, Dennis Skulsky, Mike Benevides, as well as my teammates and coaches for all their years of support. The fans in BC have treated me as one of their own since I arrived here in 2001, and I'll never forget it. I'm looking forward to a new and exciting opportunity in Saskatchewan.”
Simon, the CFL's all-time leading receiver, leaves the Lions after 12 seasons and two Grey Cup championships.