Argonauts trade Brampton defensive lineman Sam Acheampong to Elks


Published July 10, 2023 at 9:01 am

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Trevor Harris (7) is sacked by Toronto Argonauts’ Sam Acheampong during second half CFL football action in Montreal, Saturday, October 22, 2022. The Argonauts have dealt Acheampong to the Edmonton Elks for a draft pick and rights to a negotiation-list player. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes Graham Hughes

The Toronto Argonauts have dealt defensive lineman and Brampton native Sam Acheampong to the Edmonton Elks.

The Argonauts get a fifth-round pick in next year’s CFL draft and the negotiation rights to wide receiver Xavier Gipson in the deal which was announced on Saturday (July 8).

The 28-year-old from Brampton played 30 games with Toronto in 2021 and 2022 and helped the club win last year’s Grey Cup in Regina. The Wilfrid Laurier alumnus played one game for the Argonauts this season in Week 3 when he had a tackle against the Elks.

Acheampong was chosen in the second round of the 2020 draft, 20th overall, by Toronto and the defensive lineman has recorded a career 35 tackles and eight sacks in his CFL career.

The Elks (0-5-0) released 30-year-old defensive lineman Daniel Ross, who had three defensive tackles in four games this season for Edmonton.

Toronto (3-0) hosts the Montreal Alouettes on Friday while Edmonton is at home to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Thursday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 8, 2023.

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