November 3, 2018

Riders sign quarterback Drew Tate

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed quarterback Drew Tate, the team announced on Saturday.

Tate had recently announced his retirement from the Canadian Football League, revealing he had elected to hang up his cleats and pursue a career in coaching in June of this year.

Over his career split between the Calgary Stampeders (2009-2016) and Ottawa REDBLACKS (2017), the 34-year-old has amassed 5,008 passing yards, 35 touchdowns and 16 interceptions, completing 67 per cent of his passes. He’s also rushed for 24 touchdowns, including a league-high 10 in 2014, that season helping the Stampeders win the 102nd Grey Cup over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

On a Week 21 bye, the Roughriders await the results of this weekend’s contest between the BC Lions and Calgary Stampeders to find out if they will host the Western Semi-Final or Western Final.