January 23, 2017

Riders sign veteran pivot Kevin Glenn


REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have added some veteran experience to their huddle, announcing Monday the addition of free agent quarterback Kevin Glenn.

Glenn, 37, joins the Riders for the third time in his career and is expected to compete for the starting job come training camp. As per club policy, details of the contract were not released.

“Bringing Kevin in will provide a veteran presence at quarterback while increasing the level of internal competition,” stated Riders Vice President of Football Operations, General Manager and Head Coach Chris Jones. “He is a proven leader and talented player that we expect to come in and compete with the other quarterbacks for the starting position.

“Whether he is on the field or not, Kevin will have a positive impact on our group.”

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Kevin Glenn, pictured above as an Alouette, played nine games for the Riders in 2015 (The Canadian Press)

A 5-foot-10, 200-pound native of Detroit, Glenn is set to enter his 17th season. The Illinois State product originally entered the CFL with the Green and White in 2001, spending three seasons in Saskatchewan before making his second stop in 2015.

Last season, Glenn started nine of 10 regular season games played for the Montreal Alouettes, completing 222 of 314 pass attempts (70.7 per cent) for 2,547 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was acquired by Winnipeg on Sept. 12, where he went on to dress for the Blue Bombers’ final seven regular season games and the Western Semi-Final.

Starting 19 of 56 games through parts of four seasons as a Rider, Glenn has completed 341 of 579 pass attempts for 4,397 yards and 15 touchdowns.

He currently sits seventh all-time among CFL quarterbacks with 48,813 career passing yards. His 268 career touchdown passes rank ninth all-time. Glenn has also spent time with Winnipeg (2004-08), Hamilton (2009-11), Calgary (2012-13) and B.C. (2014) through his 269 career games played.

Glenn has a chance to become a starter for the Riders this season following the trade of Darian Durant to the Montreal Alouettes earlier this month. Durant, previously a pending free agent, has since signed a contract extension to remain in Montreal.

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