Riders swing deal for DE Alex Hall

Hall leads the CFL in sacks
Reported by Joel Gasson
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Just days before the CFL trade deadline the Saskatchewan Roughriders have added a huge piece to their defensive line and pass rush.

On Sunday the team announced they've traded non-import offensive lineman Patrick Neufeld and a fourth round draft pick in 2015 for defensive end Alex Hall and a second round draft pick in the 2014 draft.

Hall currently leads the CFL in sacks with 15, two ahead of the Stampeders Charleston Hughes. Hall had nine sacks last year during his first year in the CFL and was named an East Division All-Star. Hall was originally drafted in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns, between 2008 and 2010 Hall also played for the Eagles, the Giants twice, and the Cardinals.

Neufeld was drafted by the Riders in the fifth round of the 2010 CFL draft and spent the last three seasons with the team where he eventually became the team's starting right tackle. Neufeld missed the first half of this season with a broken leg.

The Riders will likely only have Hall for the rest of this season as he is a free agent and rumours suggest he will test his options in the NFL.