Tiger-Cats deal veteran running back Gable to Eskimos

HAMILTON — C.J. Gable’s reward for a stellar performance Saturday night was a new team.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats dealt the veteran running back to the Edmonton Eskimos on Monday for the rights to two negotiation-list players. CFL teams keep the players on their negotiation list confidential.

Gable ran for 157 yards and two touchdowns in Hamilton’s 43-35 overtime loss to the Toronto Argonauts on Saturday night. Gable was replacing Alex Green, who rushed for 140 yards in the club’s 24-23 road win over B.C. on Sept. 22.

The 29-year-old appeared in 51 regular-season games over five seasons with Hamilton. Gable ran for 2,372 yards and 17 TDs while adding 147 catches for 1,497 yards and eight touchdowns.

Gable was a two-time East Division all-star and a finalist for the CFL’s top rookie award in 2013.