Leos send pair to Ti-Cats; pick up second round pick
(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)
2008 BC Lions Season Tickets are on sale now! For more information on ticket packages call 604.589.ROAR or visit bclions.com.
BC Lions Training Camp begins Sunday, June 1st in Abbotsford, BC. For information on the BC Lions Football Club please visit our website at www.bclions.com.
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