The Saskatchewan Roughriders acquired national safety Mike Edem from the B.C. Lions on Thursday.
The two teams also swapped conditional 2018 draft picks.
The six-foot-one, 210-pound Edem was originally taken in the first round, third overall, in the 2013 CFL draft by the Montreal Alouettes. He was traded to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in October 2015 before signing as a free agent with B.C. before last season.
Edem, 27, has started 33-of-60 career regular-season games, registering 91 tackles, 29 special-teams tackles, six interceptions and five sacks. He was a 2013 East Division all-star and Montreal’s nominee as outstanding rookie.
Riders will likely start a Canadian safety this season having signed Marc-Olivier Brouillette in free agency. They also have veteran Jeff Hecht and Tevaughn Campbell, both national defensive backs, under contract.