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Esks acquire Barranechea from 'Cats

September 11, 2007 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Edmonton Eskimos News Release

(Edmonton) The Edmonton Eskimos have traded DB Jason Nedd to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in exchange for LB Agustin Barrenechea and a 4th round draft pick in the 2008 CFL Canadian Draft. Nedd was drafted by the Eskimos in the 2nd round (10th overall) in the 2007 CFL Canadian Draft. He started the season on the practice roster before being activated for the last four games.

Barrenechea was drafted by Hamilton in the 4th round (30th overall) in the 2003 CFL Canadian Draft. He attended training camp before returning to the University of Calgary for his fourth season of CIS eligibility. In 2004 he returned to the Tiger-Cats, appearing in all 18 regular season games and starting the last five at middle linebacker. In 2005 he started 17 games and finished third in the CFL with 96 defensive tackles. In 2006 he played in 15 games, starting nine. So far this season, Barrenechea has played in all 10 games and recorded nine defensive tackles, seven special teams tackles and one interception.

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Agustin Barrenechea

LB

(Non-Import)

Calgary

Born: May 20, 1979 - Mardel - Plata, Argentina

Height: 6'2 Weight: 235

Yrs CFL: 4th

Yrs Esks: 1st

Games Played:

2007: 10

2006: 15

CFL Career: 60

Playoffs: 0

Grey Cup: 0

The Eskimos host the Montreal Alouettes Friday, September 14th at Commonwealth Stadium. Kickoff at 7:00pm.

The Edmonton Eskimo Football Club is one of the most successful teams in CFL history with 13 Grey Cup championships and a North American pro-sports record of 34 consecutive years in the playoffs. A community-owned team, the Eskimos pride themselves on giving back to the community that has supported the organization throughout its illustrious history.

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