ARGOS ACQUIRE FORMER ALL-STAR DB ABDUL KANNEH IN TRADE WITH HAMILTON

ARGOS ACQUIRE FORMER ALL-STAR DB ABDUL KANNEH IN TRADE WITH HAMILTON

2019 EIGHTH ROUND DRAFT PICK GOING THE OTHER WAY

Sunday, June 10, 2018 — TORONTO - The Toronto Argonauts announced today they have made a trade with the Hamilton Tigercats, acquiring INT DB Abdul Kanneh in exchange for an eighth-round draft pick in the 2019 CFL Draft.

Kanneh, a product of New Mexico Highlands, brings four years of CFL experience to an already veteran-laden secondary. Kanneh spent his first three seasons in the CFL with the Ottawa Redblacks where he was named an East Division All-Star and CFL All-Star in 2015 while leading the league in interceptions (6), fumble recoveries (3) and forced fumbles (4). Kanneh was again honoured in 2016 with an East Divison All-Star nod. Kanneh captured a Grey Cup championship with the Redblacks in 2015 while recording three defensive tackles, one tackle for loss and a sack in the victory.

The 5'10, 175-pound Kanneh signed with Hamilton previous to the 2017 season but an injury-riddled campaign held him to only seven games played. In 50 career CFL games, Kanneh has racked up 155 defensive tackles, five sacks, 12 interceptions and six forced fumbles. 

Chris Balenovich

Manager, Communications

MLSE - Toronto Argonauts