QB Dan LeFevour, who has CFL experience, released by Buccaneers

Quarterback Dan LeFevour, who has played for the Ticats and Alouettes, was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday, after signing with the Bucs just a few months ago.

The 29-year-old dual-threat pivot attended Saskatchewan Roughriders’ mini-camp back in April.

LeFevour has four seasons of CFL experience. He’s suited up in 44 games with four of those being starts for Hamilton in 2014. That year the Central Michigan product suffered a season-ending torn left ACL injury. Montreal signed the Illinois native in 2015, but he went down in the Alouettes opening game of the season, after coming on in relief, with a dislocated shoulder that required surgery and saw him miss the entire rest of the season.

If no further NFL options present themselves it’s possible LeFevour could end up back in the three-down league.

Justin Dunk

Justin Dunk

Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.
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7 Comments on QB Dan LeFevour, who has CFL experience, released by Buccaneers

  1. When he was in the CFL he was more of a backup QB, so why was an NFL team even interested in him?

    • Because you’re over-simplifying it drastically. There is basically zero correlation between being a backup for one team in one league and garnering interest from another team in another league. And despite what some may think, there is no hierarchy…trust me, a pro football player is a pro football player, and NFL teams are smart to look at CFL players. There are so many factors at play – better suited to one style vs the other (ie, American vs Canadian), team dynamics, team systems, team needs, salary, politics, etc – that it’s never as cut-and-dry as that.

      There have been plenty of no-name CFL players that have gone on to the NFL (not to mention plenty of NFLers who couldn’t stick in the CFL) so to assume that a backup CFL player wouldn’t get NFL interest is not very accurate…

  2. Kurt Warner was a CFL back up

  3. Please for the love of God let the Ticats sign him and replace Masoli. At least we would have a chance with him verses a guy that has only played 3 maybe 4 good games in his career

    • CanuckDomer // August 5, 2016 at 12:11 pm //

      He’s only played 9 games, so 5 good ones (playoffs, Toronto, Montreal and Edmonton) with very little practice opportunities is pretty good…does he have a ways to go? Yes, but you can’t complete the % of passes he has completed totally on luck…there is ability there

    • CanuckDomer // August 5, 2016 at 12:30 pm //

      And as I recall, most fans criticized LeFevour’s lack of arm strength…

  4. I think Lafevour is a good quarter back he deserves another chance in CFL

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