The Saskatchewan Roughriders have made a major addition to the defensive line.
The team announced the acquisition of Charleston Hughes from the Calgary Stampeders in exchange for third-string quarterback Vernon Adams Jr.
Hughes came to Saskatchewan Friday by way of Hamilton who had traded for the 2017 CFL sacks leader earlier in the day along with a fourth-round draft pick (34th overall) for a fourth-round draft choice (28th overall) in 2018 and another fourth rounder in 2019.
The 34-year-old is a six-time West Division all-star and four-time CFL all-star.
The ten-year veteran had 41-tackles, 19 quarterback pressures, 11 sacks and a forced fumble in 14 regular-season games in 2017.
Hughes is reunited with Riders Head Coach and GM Chris Jones as both were with Calgary when Hughes broke into the league in 2008.
He joins what could be a formidable defensive line with fellow pass rusher Willie Jefferson is was rumoured to have signed a one-year contract extension for 2018.