Riders Deal Foley

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have acquired national middle linebacker Shea Emry from the Toronto Argonauts.

In exchange, the Riders have sent national defensive end Ricky Foley to the Argonauts.

Emry (6′ – 228) is a seven year CFL veteran; originally selected by the Montreal Alouettes in the 1st round, seventh overall, of the 2008 Canadian Draft. The Richmond, BC native spent six seasons with the Als before signing with the Toronto Argonauts as a free agent in February, 2014.

In his only season with the Argonauts Emry led the team with 72 defensive tackles while also adding five tackles for loss, four pass knockdowns, one forced fumble and one quarterback sack in starting all 18 regular season games.

For his career, the 28-year-old Emry has recorded 333 defensive tackles, 43 special teams tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 11 quarterback sacks and four interceptions in 112 regular season games. In 2012 he was named a CFL All-Star while also being nominated as the East Divisions Most Outstanding Defensive Player and Most Outstanding Canadian.

He is a two-time Grey Cup champion having won with the Alouettes in 2009 and 2010.