Stamps, Argos swap defenders

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:08 PM ET

The Calgary Stampeders are adding an intriguing prospect to the equation on their defensive line.

Question is, will Corey Mace ever suit up for the Red & White?

Arash Madani of Sportsnet reported Friday afternoon the Stamps have agreed to deal second-year linebacker Tristan Black to the Toronto Argonauts in exchange for Mace, who must be nearing some sort of CFL record, having now been swapped three times without ever taking a snap in the CFL.

The Stamps have not confirmed the move, which should become official Saturday. The Argos hosted the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Friday night and do not announce deals on game day.

Mace, a product of Port Moody, B.C., was originally drafted by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2007. The following season, his rights were traded to the Tiger-Cats as part of a trade for linebacker Zeke Moreno, and the Tabbies sent him to Toronto in last year's swap for disgruntled receiver Arland Bruce.

The 6-foot-3, 287 lb. defensive lineman registered two tackles and one interception in four regular-season appearances for the NFL's Buffalo Bills. Mace spent the bulk of two NFL campaigns on the practice roster.

Black, meanwhile, played five games as a rookie in 2009 before being sidelined with an injury. He is currently on Calgary's nine-game injured list.


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