After three seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, veteran defensive back Alex Suber was traded to the Toronto Argonauts on Tuesday for international defensive lineman Thaddeus Gibson.
“Alex has been a consummate professional for this franchise for nearly five seasons,” Bombers general manager Kyle Walters said in a release. “We thank him for everything he has done for this organization both on and off the field, and wish him the best in Toronto.”
In exchange for Suber, who joined the team in 2010 but hasn’t dressed for a single game this season, the Bombers get the 6-foot-2, 243-pound Gibson, who has played in five games with Toronto this season, recording six tackles, one sack and one interception. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round (116th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft, and spent four years in the NFL. He played for the San Francisco 49ers, where he totalled three tackles in two games, and also spent time with the Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, Tennessee Titans, and was most recently a member of the Dallas Cowboys. Prior to his time in the NFL, Gibson played three seasons for the Ohio State Buckeyes, where he tallied 82 combined tackles, 25 tackles for loss and 10 quarterback sacks.
“Thaddeus has professional football experience on both sides of the border, has shown great promise when he’s had opportunities to get in the lineup, and will add depth to our defensive line immediately,” said Walters.
— With files from Winnipeg Blue Bombers