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Roughriders get Bartel, Williams in trade with Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Hamilton Tiger-Cats punter Josh Bartel

Aaron Lynett/The Canadian Press

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have acquired the eighth pick in the first round of the 2014 CFL draft plus non-import punter Josh Bartel and Canadian lineman Shomari Williams in a trade that saw the Hamilton Tiger-Cats get the ninth pick and 11th overall.

Bartel, who is from Australia, punted 229 times for 9,904 yards with a 43.2 average in two seasons with the Ticats.

Williams, the first overall pick by Saskatchewan in 2010, signed with Hamilton as a free agent a year ago and had one defensive tackle and one special teams tackle in just six games with the Ticats last season.

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The Roughriders acquired the 11th overall pick in an Oct. 6 trade with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The Ticats now have the ninth, 11th, 17th, 44th, 52nd, 53rd and 62nd selections in this year's draft.

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