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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

GLENN DEALT TO MONTREAL

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have traded international quarterback Kevin Glenn to the Montreal Alouettes in exchange for a fifth round selection in the 2016 CFL Draft. 

Glenn signed with the Riders as a free agent last February. In nine games this season, Glenn has completed 171 of 257 pass attempts for 2,174 yards and nine touchdowns with ten interceptions.

To Saskatchewan:
5th round selection in 2016 CFL Draft

To Montreal:
International quarterback Kevin Glenn

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By: Arash Madani
Sportsnet.ca/Sportscage.ca

Kevin Glenn may just work for every CFL team before his career is done.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders dealt the veteran quarterback to the Montreal Alouettes, making the move before the league’s 4 pm ET trade deadline today.

At the age of 36, Glenn has seen it all in this league and has occupied all three spots on the quarterbacking depth chart. He has backed up and started in Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, Calgary, Hamilton and B.C. In 2013, he was an expansion draft pick of Ottawa, yet never played a down for the RedBlacks. With the move to Montreal, only Edmonton and Toronto are missing from his resume, although on May 19, 2004, he was traded to the Argonauts before being shipped to Winnipeg later that very same draft day.

News of the trade was first reported by Gary Lawless.  The Riders are reportedly getting a mid- to late-round draft pick in return.

Glenn fills a massive need for the reeling Alouettes, who amazingly at 5-9 still have a shot at the playoffs because the West Division crossover remains in play. Montreal has had zero production of late at the position, and has gone through six different quarterbacks this season – the latest coming on Thanksgiving Monday when starter Rakeem Cato got injured and both Anthony Boone and Tanner Marsh were terribly ineffective.

An Alouettes source told Sportsnet Wednesday morning: “We definitely feel like (we’ve) got a shot now.”

It is believed Glenn was in Detroit when the trade went down, spending the Riders bye week in his hometown with family, making it more convenient to get him to Montreal. The Als are home to Hamilton on Sunday and it would be imperative to get Glenn into the fold at Olympic Stadium immediately to learn the offense. Sources said he was flying to Montreal on Wednesday morning.

Glenn and Alouettes co-offensive coordinator Ryan Dinwiddie were once teammates in Winnipeg, and at this point, Montreal GM/interim head coach Jim Popp really has nothing to lose by bringing in an established starter after the disaster that has unfolded with the team’s quarterbacks this season.

Glenn was pulled at half-time of the Riders loss in Hamilton on Friday, after it became quite clear the team’s playoff hopes were mathematically finished. With a 2-13 record and Saskatchewan in re-building mode following the firing of head coach Corey Chamblin and general manager Brendan Taman, gaining any asset for Glenn makes sense for the Roughriders.

Glenn began this season as the No. 2 to Darian Durant, was starter by the end of opening night when Durant tore his Achilles and then got injured. By the time he returned, the GM and coach that brought him to the franchise had been fired.

Back in February of this year, Glenn signed a one-year contract with Saskatchewan. CFL sources told Sportsnet the team was exploring a renegotiated deal following the front office shake-up, but it was not known whether or not the two sides came to terms.

Glenn, remarkably, has started 170 games in the league since coming to Canada in 2001. He has thrown for over 43,000 yards, including two seasons of more than 5,000 yards in 2007 (Winnipeg) and 2010 (Hamilton).

48 comments:

Anonymous said...


Heard it was for a late round CFL draft pick aka NOTHING.

Great work so far Rider Management. Pathetically overplayed veterans because they were the only ones dumb enough to believe they had a shot at the playoffs. Now, they'll be trading guys off for nothing when weeks ago, they could have flipped them for prospects and picks with value.

Embarrassing times ahead for Rider Nation with the morons we have in charge.

- Shawn in Moose Jaw

Anonymous said...

How the mighty have fallen! Things would have never been let to get this bad in a BC or Calgary, but yet, here in SK we sit on our hands, are told to trust those in charge, don't question things and be thankful for what we have because that's how we do it around here.

After reading yesterday's quotes from club's VP where he states their long term business plan has no ties to their on field success made me not only laugh but also shake my head in disbelief. If your product is crap on the field you will eventually have crap for attendance. You had better ensure moving into a new expensive building that your on field performance far exceeds your hopes because Rider fans will not tolerate this kind of season for a long, long time!

Reynolds had better bring in real football people here and Dyce and O'Day are not the answers!

Reece said...

Thanks for the insight Shawn..... pull any big trades off in Madden lately?

Reece in Regina

Anonymous said...

Kevin Glenn will be back as Rider's QB Coach next year.

Anonymous said...

Your part of the problem Reece, keep accepting mediocrity!

Jim in Lakeview

Anonymous said...

Did we get anything for Glenn??

w said...

5th rounder = bag of practice footballs

Anonymous said...

A 5th round pick for Glenn at this stage is fair. I am guessing Shawn thinks we should have gotten a first, Bear Woods, SJ Green and the rights to seats at the blueline for 5 Habs games this year. Thanks for the input Shawn. Clean up the basement before Shawn gets home.

Richard

Anonymous said...

Realistically, what can you get for a 37 year old QB who's done nothing, the last two games, and really nothing all year. Must mean Riders have hopes for Durant coming back healthy and devloping Smith and Price. This is a good move. At least Smith scored some points the last two games. Cant say that about Glenn......

Anonymous said...


Once again, the vaunted Regina media are scooped by people in two cities far, far away.

You guys are pathetic!


Anonymous said...

hang em up kevin you went from one clownshow disaster to another ,get on with life after football.

Anonymous said...

Wow! people actually think you are going to get a first or second rounder for Glen...

At least they got something rather then nothing.

Whoever can invent the stupid filter for comments sections is going to be a rich person....



Anonymous said...

Good now Glenn can get Montreal from their 20 to the opponents 20 and kick field goals!

Anonymous said...

If not for Kevin Glenn, Roughriders would be 0-15

Anonymous said...

Even money right now on Glenn throwing for 375 and 4 TD's in the last game of the year against the Riders.

Anonymous said...

Good trade for the Riders. Something for nothing. Was not under contract after this year so may as well get something.

All the best Glenn. And hey, this trade could screw BC or Winnipeg out of a playoff spot so it's win win.

Marc said...

I can't believe people think they should have gotten so much more for a QG at the end of his career. If the Riders would have given up a first rounder for him there would have been riots. It is amazing how they think we should give nothing for a player, however other teams should give up everything to us. This is a trade that cannot be truly evaluated for three years. Thank Glenn for helping our young QBs and good luck.

Anonymous said...

Yes Shawn it is O'Day and Dyce fault they inherited a losing team with infinite salary and skill problems.

Trade Glenn to Hamilton we could get a couple really good players. One catch, Hamilton had zero interest. Fans (inaccurately) mock our previous GM for trading away Canadian picks then think we should get top return for our own imports.

An aging backup quarterback that is a free agent at years end. Great move for O'Day. He just eliminated the quarterback controversy and acquired an extra pick. Fifth rounders aren't automatic throw aways.

Anonymous said...

Shawn in Moose Jaw:

Have a Snickers.

Anonymous said...

Saw Glenn doing the happy dance on his way out of Regina.

Anonymous said...

Guess this means Brett Smnith runs the table ... and the brass has conceded to not winning another game.

Tough spot to be in. One question: how quickly will the Nation turn on Smith when he throws three picks and gets sacks five times next week?

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see Smith and Price go up against the Stamps and Esks defenses the next 2 games. Rider fans will get a good look at what the future holds if Durant isn't ready to go next year.

Anonymous said...

Sooooooooo....am I to assume from this DD is ready to go for the first snap of 2016. If not, are we going with Smith as a Plan B? What is Plan C or D or E? I'm not sold on this kid yet especially when I have seen what Cato, Jennings and Matthews have done.


Murray

Anonymous said...

No such thang as rider nation, it's Riderville! Saskatchewan Roughriders and it's fan base will always be forever known as "Riderville"!
Dum asses!

Anonymous said...

Kevin Glenn was a complete joke. They never won a game with him. Tino Sunseri and Kevin Glenn both gone. You think maybe the evaluations were wrong? Yet the future is with Brett Smith. Jim Barker couldn't drop him fast enough, but I'm sure he'll do well in Saskatchewan.

Anonymous said...

The brass has conceded to not winning another game? Are you serious?

While we may not win, let's look at last week's game. Glenn was responsible for about 70 yards of offence in the first half, Smith put up 300 via the air and on the ground in the second half.

So, yeah, looks like Rider brass made a really short sighted decision by trading off a 36 year old in favor of a young upstart who happens to be one of the few players on this team who continues to show some spunk.

Y'all are starting to sound like my wife; if you aren't complaining about something you aren't happy.

Anonymous said...

Scooped again eh Rod
By Lawless no less. Lol.

Anonymous said...

Everyone knows that Glenn was not the problem. Trade X for a first or second rounder. Trade other import tackle for fourth rounder. Getz for a bag of game day footballs and release the entire secondary. Messam for a first rounder. Try and position picks ahead of Huff. SELECT OFFENSIVE LINEMAN. If Turnstyle Clark and Watman cannot compete in training camp trade them for first rounders in 17 or 18. Convert Connop to offensive lineman. Tell Jacques it's starting 5 offensive lineman for 16 and you already have Labatte and Best and maybe a center, make it work. Give half the footballs to Montreal after they release Glenn, give the other half to Toronto after they release RR. If the fourth string cannot outperform two old and injured qbs running practice drills then keep bringing them in until one is found that can. Or hope that DD can withstand a leaky offensive line and throws more touchdowns than the secondary gives up and that Getz will catch one when its needed. Staying conservative is the sask way, make Brad proud.

Anonymous said...

Kevin Glenn was a complete joke. They never won a game with him.

Actually they beat Montreal two weeks ago with him.

Anonymous said...

Actually I think the move was classy. No chance getting in playoffs with riders at least he has a chance with Montreal!! Good move Jeremy! The last two games really hurt his stock!!

Timberland said...

So Montreal has realized that they can't make it with Rakeem Cato.

Interesting that the armchair GMs thought he was better than the guys we had but the real GM trades to get our guy to play ahead of theirs.

Shows what most of the "experts" on here know.

Anonymous said...

Montreal like the old vets ever since AC tore up the CFL in his latter years. Kevin Glenn will do well with old horses like Fred Stamps and Nic Lewis. I am surprised that Jim Popp failed to get Geroy to come out of retirement.

Anonymous said...

I know a few fans in Redblackville that were hoping to see Kevin Glen return to Ottawa and back-up old Henry Burris.

Anonymous said...

Crossing my fingers that Durant is back and ready to go and Rider Nation will see our team rise from the ashes as we did in 2012 and 2013.

Anonymous said...

Timberland .... you do realize Cato is injured. lol

Anonymous said...

Jacques? 2016? The Roughriders organization starting over from scratch. There's no Jacques in the equation.

Anonymous said...

Interesting that Glenn and the riders had a verbal agreement to extend his contract. I guess management assumed that the fans know better and traded him for a day old cheese danish... I mean a 5th round pick.

Anonymous said...

Yeah. Because he is 4 feet tall. He won't survive in this league. God he's not a Rider

Anonymous said...

What about Chick, Dressler, etc? Those old expensive holdovers need to go while there is some value in return.

Anonymous said...

Best of luck to Kevin. I only wish he was going to a team that could win the Grey Cup this year, he deserves it. Thanks for pulling our butts out of the fire long enough to get a couple of wins this year. Without Kevin our hopes would have been on Mr. Smith and methinks Brett has a bit of growing up to do before he can take over this team. Next year the team is again in Darian's hands, for how long we have no idea but Kevin did what he could to salvage a train wreck of a season and now he goes to a team that is a bit more stable. Well done Jeremy O'Day! All the best Kevin Glenn!

Anonymous said...

Timberland ...Justin .... Clueless ....

Timberland said...

Hey - stop ruining my argument with facts! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Kevin. You did well with what you had to work with and when you came back from injury, all the idiots here can do is BITCH, Bitch, Bitch! You were not the whole problem and neither are Chick and Dressler. All you Bitchers, stay the hell away from this blog. There are no Rider fans that want you here

Anonymous said...

Roughriders franchise will be blown up. New direction with new staff, gm, head coach, players. There's no other option. Durant should have been traded right after 2013 GC like Kerry Joseph was 2007 for some player assets. High end contracts need to go 2016 to start the team rebuild by a new outside general manager and his chosen head coach/staff.

Anonymous said...

MESSAM JUST DEALT TO THE STAMPS NOW

Anonymous said...

RIDER NATION-We are RIDER STRONG from coast to coast and into the good old US of A. What other CFL team can say that, a US fan base, Rider gear all over the Dakotas and Montana. GO GREEN!!!!!

Sk_Roughie said...

Wish this blog was more about politics and the NDP then about sports. :'(

Anonymous said...

Ya we need more NDP hate in here