The Toronto Argonauts made a blockbuster trade Thursday, acquiring star receiver SJ Green from the Montreal Alouettes for a 2017 sixth-round draft pick and 2018 conditional draft pick.
Green had spent his entire 10-year career with the Alouettes, but missed nearly all of last season after suffering a torn ACL in the second game of the Als' season last year.
Prior to that, the 31-year-old was one of the top receivers in the league, and has 444 receptions for 6,626 yards and 42 touchdowns for his career.
"S.J. is a dynamic playmaker and a proven winner who gives our offence another weapon and brings veteran leadership to our locker room," Argos GM Jim Popp said in a team release. "We are excited to welcome S.J. to the Argos family and look forward to seeing him in Double Blue."
"We are very comfortable with the progress S.J. has made rehabilitating his knee and according to his doctors he is on schedule to be ready for training camp," Popp added.
Green has four 1,000-yard receiving seasons in his career, with his best year coming in 2013 when he finished with 83 receptions for 1,197 yards and 13 touchdowns. He helped the Alouettes win the Grey Cup in 2009 and 2010.
"Today, we would like to thank S.J. for all of his contributions and devotion to our team and organization," Alouettes GM Kavis Reed said in a team release. "Our fans were privileged to see one of the most spectacular players in the CFL during the last ten years. S.J. was also involved in the community. It was a pleasure working alongside a true professional like S.J. on a daily basis. Decisions like these are never easy to make. On behalf of the entire organization, I would like to wish S.J. the very best."
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