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Saturday, November 3, 2018


Is it a sign about the health of Zach Collaros or not?

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced the signing of veteran CFL quarterback Drew Tate on Saturday.

Tate, who started his CFL career in Saskatchewan before going to Calgary and Ottawa, retired before the start of the season to take a position as coach at Coastal Carolina University

Over his career, the 34-year-old has amassed 5,008 passing yards, 35 touchdowns and 16 interceptions, completing 67 per cent of his passes.

He joins Collaros, whose status is unknown after he left the last regular-season game of the year following a helmet-to-helmet hit, Brandon Bridge and David Watford as quarterbacks on the roster.

That wasn’t the only move the team made on Saturday.

They also announced they have signed kicker Quinn Van Gylswyk.

Van Gylswyk was taken in the 3rd round of the 2016 CFL draft, 26th overall.  He spent the 2016 and 17 seasons in Saskatchewan before signing with the Alouettes in the off-season where he did not suit up in any games.

The 27-year-old will serve as depth should something happen to either Josh Bartel or Brett Lauther.

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John Knight said...

OH,OH, what is the status of Collaros and is this an indication Collaros will be released after this year? Rielly here next year?

T. Brown said...

Crap, clearly Zach was concussed last week. That makes it 4 concussions in as many years.

Hope for his sake he hangs up his cleats.

Curt Dittmer said...

It may have more to do with the Riders faith in Brandon Bridge than a comment on Collaros. Given the fragility of Collaros, even if he is ready for the playoffs, they may look at Tate as an insurance policy if Collaros gets hurt. To me this is about their lack of faith in Bridge.

Anonymous said...

Ugh, I have a sick feeling. I hope this is a mind game. Go Riders!

Football Fan said...

@ Curt
That's what I was thinking, but this does make the heart skip a beat. We'll know soon enough if Collaros is out there practicing next week.

Helix said...

Yes this signing makes me very nervous. If it comes to Drew pitching balls with 3 games to Go we are in serious trouble.