Two Canadian Eskimos receivers brought up in trade discussions

Edmonton pass catchers Shamawd Chambers and Cory Watson have been brought up in trade conversations according to TSN’s Dave Naylor.

Chambers has played in five games making four catches for 40 yards in 2017 for the Eskimos, he’s been on and off the roster. Watson’s seen action in 11 contests recording 19 grabs for 276 yards and one touchdown this season.

Both receivers are veteran Canadians. Chambers was selected in the first round, sixth overall in the 2012 CFL draft. He’s suited up in 69 games registering 141 receptions for 1,543 yards and eight touchdowns during his six-years in the CFL. Watson, chosen in the second round, ninth overall, in the 2010 CFL draft, has been in 108 games hauling in 282 balls for 3,257 yards and 12 touchdowns in eight seasons.

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16 Comments on Two Canadian Eskimos receivers brought up in trade discussions

  1. white stallion in red // September 12, 2017 at 3:10 pm //

    With who?? As if we didn’t know

  2. lol. Talk about an incomplete story!

  3. It is “with whom” and who would want them unless they had no healthy National receivers on their roster?

  4. So your thinking ti cats but why is this story incomplete? c’mon naylor

  5. pantsonfire // September 12, 2017 at 3:47 pm //

    Riders, for one, are thin on National receivers. Demski is injured which leaves Bagg & Radford (who???) along with Bailey who’s on his 3rd team. Bombers depth there also suspect with Feoli-Gudino & Coates on active, Blaszko just added to PR where Wolitarsky (again, who???) resides. Those are 2 obvious places. Losing one would still leave the other, Adjey, Getzlaf, & Behar who they really want to work into the lineup. In the Eskimo lineup the National has mostly a blocking role. With Bowman, Walker, Zylstra, Williams, Mitchell & Hazleton & Stafford I wouldn’t be surprised to see them line up 5 imports as due to injuries they are playing 2 Nationals @ DB along with LB. You need to have 2 Nationals on roster to cover 1 spot so I can see those 2 teams possibly being interested for depth. Wonder what Esks would be asking for in return. DB would be obvious choice.

    • Paul Bomber // September 12, 2017 at 3:59 pm //

      Wpg is ok. They have a ratio breaker in Harris & Coates played well in relief of F-G a couple of games ago. (Nichols said he didn’t even realized Coates replaced F-G until after he caught a ball).
      But overall… Wpg has been REMARKABLY lucky with respect to injuries… so maybe I’m kidding myself saying we’re good. We may have some dues to pay soon.

      • Billinburlington // September 12, 2017 at 9:25 pm //

        Hmmm… we haven’t had a three way trade in the CFL since I don’t know when. Wonder if both Hamilton and Saskatchewan could be involved. Quick – start a rumour.

    • Actually the Riders don’t need them, that’s why they went back to Edmonton… They were already here and did absolutely nothing. No thanks, i’ll take my chances with Radford(who is leading with tackles on special teams, great draft pick by Jones) and Bailey. No thanks with these guys. This might be Chambers last shot… He’s had ample opportunities and hasn’t taken advantage of them.

  6. Paul Bomber // September 12, 2017 at 3:52 pm //

    Cory Watson was great with Winnipeg when -everyone together- he was healthy, which wasn’t that often sadly. Great hands, acceptable speed. AND he seems to have gotten smarter … avoiding hits and giving up those two extra yards unless it meant a first down, that kind of thing. But his expiry date must be coming up, isn’t it?

  7. pantsonfire // September 12, 2017 at 4:13 pm //

    Watson is 33 so getting up there. But very physical, good for 400 yds/yr. If you compare to Riders/Bomber guys (YAC in brackets), for this season to date, Watson has 276 yds (219), Bagg 192 yds (29), Demski 222 yds (64), Feoli-Gudino 338 yds (162) & Coates 32 yds (13). You wouldn’t think he’d be up there with the Rider duo but has more yards & more than double the YAC. He’d be a good add for either club for this year & can block. I’m a bit surprised he’s on the trade block. Certainly not for CAP space with 5 guys finished for the year, 3 just finished 6 games, Van & Whyte been out 5 so probably out at least one more & Hazleton out 3 games so unlikely needed for next 3. That’s a lot of CAP space saved on salaries so don’t know where Naylor is getting that.

  8. Chambers and Watson have already been Riders. Chambers was not productive, Watson traded to Edmonton. They won’t be back. WWCJD?!
    (What Will Chris Jones Do?!)

  9. Mantis Toboggan // September 12, 2017 at 4:20 pm //

    If they end up in Hamilton once the training staff get a hold of them they’ll be out for the season.

  10. Larry Fahlman // September 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm //

    Bombers need Canadian receiving depth.

  11. Naylor is an expert in telling us things we already know, or incomplete information.

  12. theonlydispassionateriderfan // September 13, 2017 at 5:17 pm //

    For those saying the Riders because of injuries, I don’t think they can afford to add Watson contract (unless it was front loaded), nor do I believe Chris Jones ever wants to see Drops Chambers in his locker room every again. I wouldn’t be shocked if a deal was done but have my doubts it will.

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