The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have traded defensive back Johnny Adams to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for the rights to a negotiation list player- 6-5 and 210 pound receiver Mekale McKay who was waived by the Indianapolis Colts earlier this month.
Adams has played in five games this year, making 21 tackles and one interception. He began the season on the injured list, and that opened the door for Fevin Fogg, CJ Roberts, and then ex-New Orleans Saint Terrence Frederick to emerge in the position Adams starred at last season.
He led the Blue Bombers with six interceptions, was among the team leaders in Defensive Tackles with 65, and was the Bombers “shutdown” corner in being named a West Division All Star.
“With the depth we have accumulated in the defensive backfield, accompanied with Johnny’s pending free agent status, we were comfortable making this move for the betterment of the Winnipeg Football Club,” said General Manager Kyle Walters in a team news release.
Besides Frederick, Fogg, and Roberts, the Blue Bombers Defensive Secondary also includes TJ Heath who was acquired in the recent Drew Willy trade with Toronto.