Tiger-Cats acquire Canadian receiver Shamawd Chambers from Eskimos

HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats acquired wide receiver Shamawd Chambers from the Edmonton Eskimos on Sunday for a pair of draft picks.

The Eskimos will receive a seventh round pick in the 2018 CFL draft and a 2019 fifth-round selection.

Chambers had four catches for 40 yards in six games with the Eskimos this season. The 28-year-old from Markham, Ont., has 141 receptions for 1,543 yards and eight touchdowns over 70 games during his six-year CFL career with Edmonton and Saskatchewan.

The six-foot-three, 219-pound Chambers was also named the Most Valuable Canadian in Edmonton’s 26-20 win over the Ottawa Redblacks in the 2015 Grey Cup.

Edmonton has struggled of late, dropping its fifth straight game on Saturday with a 34-26 loss to the Toronto Argonauts.

The Tiger-Cats are also trying to get back into playoff contention in the weak East Division. After starting the year 0-8, Hamilton won back-to-back games before falling 27-19 to the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Friday night.

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