Roughriders trade Bates

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REGINA -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders on Tuesday sent offensive lineman Kelly Bates to the Edmonton Eskimos for an undisclosed 2014 draft pick.

Bates came to the Roughriders as a free agent in February, but was placed on the squad's nine-game injured reserve list following training camp.

After being selected in the fourth round of the 2001 draft by British Columbia, Bates was traded to Winnipeg in 2009. The eight-year CFL veteran has appeared in 221 regular-season contests with B.C. and Winnipeg.


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