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Leos send pair to Ti-Cats; pick up second round pick

April 30, 2008 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - B.C. Lions News Release

(Vancouver) The BC Lions Football Club officially announced today that they have traded import defensive back Markeith Knowlton along with the rights to kicker/punter Ara Tchobanian to Hamilton for the Tiger-Cats' second-round selection (9th overall) in tomorrow's 2008 CFL Canadian Draft.

Knowlton spent two seasons with the Lions after signing as a free agent prior to the 2006 season. He earned regular role in the Lions secondary last year recording 45 tackles, five knockdowns and a fumble recovery as well as two sacks in 17 regular season games.

The Lions now have eight selections in the 2008 CFL Canadian Draft:

1st round - fifth pick (5th overall) 2nd round - first and sixth picks (9th & 14th overall) 3rd round - second and sixth picks (18th & 22nd overall) 4th round - sixth pick (30th overall) 5th round - sixth pick (38th overall) 6th round - sixth pick (46th overall)

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BC Lions Training Camp begins Sunday, June 1st in Abbotsford, BC. For information on the BC Lions Football Club please visit our website at

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