QB B.J. Daniels let go by Riders

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have given quarterback B.J. Daniels his walking papers, per sources.

Daniels went 9-of-20 for 133 yards and carried the ball two times for 13 yards in the Riders’ first pre-season game but went 0-for-3 and was intercepted twice in the team’s exhibition finale. He had signed in Saskatchewan just before training camp started on May 17.

That leaves Zach Collaros, Brandon Bridge and David Watford on Saskatchewan’s roster at the quarterback position.

The 28-year-old had been on the Rider’s negotiation list twice: he was traded to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in exchange for quarterback Jake Waters in July 2016 and was re-acquired in the deal that sent Canadian safety Shane Hebert to the Ticats the following September. Daniels, who stands 5-foot-11 and 217 pounds, was among the 10 players on the Riders neg list when the CFL released the names in February.

Daniels played in the Your Call Football League where Mike Sherman coached and the Montreal Alouettes bench boss loved Daniels according to sources.

After being drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round in 2013, Daniels spent time with five other NFL teams, most recently the Atlanta Falcons who released him last August. He’s played in two career games and won a Super Bowl as a member of the Seattle Seahawks in 2014 and has also spent some time as a wide receiver and running back in the NFL. He’s an athletic guy who runs well.

As a quarterback at the University of South Florida, Daniels amassed 8,433 passing yards and threw 52 touchdowns while also rushing for 2,068 yards and 25 TDs. Daniels finished his career as USF’s career leader in passing and rushing yards and second all-time in the Big East.

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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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21 Comments on QB B.J. Daniels let go by Riders

  1. MR. Green // June 9, 2018 at 7:48 pm //

    Watford looked better ND BJ is 28, older than Bridge. Wonder who they will bring in next at QB? I’m sure at some point a p other QB will be !ooked at.

  2. Sun always shines at McMahon // June 9, 2018 at 7:57 pm //

    I guess Zax under a Bridge is better than a BJ………according to CJ

  3. Ari Katz // June 9, 2018 at 8:11 pm //

    Is Chris Jones in the market to reacquire Vernon Adams as it appears that this may be the case?

  4. Pretty sure this guy will get picked up. He had a bad day at the wrong time, but also cutting down to 3 QBs frees up more cap room. It looks like Jones is freeing up some cap room for something, and I’m guessing it’s for some movement on the OL.

  5. Just awoke from a slumber. Apparently the Riders are the only team cutting have players. Must be making a point of writing about our cuts to welcome manyhandles back from his 6 hour moderation.

    • Sun always shines at McMahon // June 9, 2018 at 9:39 pm //

      Maybe if the riders would announce all their cuts at once instead of big name players one at a time, they wouldn’t have 4 headlines today.
      Jones is making a little show out of it isn’t he ?
      Calgary hasn’t announced because the process is hard for us. Calgary has 6 newcomers who could viably start on defense in place of an already strong veteran. Every scenario Calgary comes up with is 100% right, yet 100% wrong!! -meaning every great player is replacing another great player.
      Makes it a hard decision doesn’t it? Problems pretty foreign to Mr Jones.
      Calgary has until 8AM local

      • Right back in full swing mere hours after moderation # 68.

        • Sun always shines at McMahon // June 9, 2018 at 10:04 pm //

          Yup, I’m going to jump in the caddy, head down to historic McMahon and park right up beside the coach’s building, with my whisper 2000. I’ll listen in and let you know what’s going on. I know you are anxious to know who the riders will bring in for their 2nd attempt at training camp.

      • The Riders haven’t announced ANY cuts- the media has. Why are the media so interested in who’s cut from the Riders? Probably because the majority of what these reporters report on that anyone reads is Riders related news or “news”.

  6. ColdinCalgary. // June 10, 2018 at 2:18 am //

    The truth is there would not be a CFL if there were no Saskatchewan Roughriders.

  7. Will this finally once and for all be the end of Rider Fan pumping the tires on BJ Daniels?

    The delusional pom pom wavers have been waiting breathlessly for nearly half a decade for this guy to arrive.

    Not sure who was the bigger flop – – BJ Daniels or Vern Adams. And right in cue, Rider Fan is talking about bringing Adams back to Regina. WTF for – – wasn’t he terrible enough the first time around?

  8. Riders4last // June 10, 2018 at 9:57 am //

    Daniels was the only good QB the sliders had and they release him

  9. RANDALL HOOK // June 10, 2018 at 11:58 am //

    I would not be the least bit surprised if both BJ Daniels and Marquise Williams reappear in the CFL during the season! Either one or both will be picked up by Montréal after the first two weeks of the season or they will be reappearing when cornerbacks like Trevor Harris fall by the wayside due to injury! In fact I would suggest to the red black management they might want to sign BJ Daniels to the practice squad right away because Harris is too fragile to make it through a season!

  10. Edmontonasacitysucks. // June 10, 2018 at 1:26 pm //

    No one is considering bring Adams back. Why would they? There is no place to put him. Watford looks good in his limited playing time, but the jury is still out. And no I am not stating Watford is the saviour of any franchise.

  11. The Grog // June 10, 2018 at 4:22 pm //

    Hey Area51 are you still crapping on every Rider move? I thought you were a fan, but apparently not!

  12. Shannon // June 10, 2018 at 4:36 pm //

    Ottawa doesn’t need him. Look, when teams like Ottawa reveal an excellent Dominique Davis & Toronto has the likes of Bethel-Thompson performing better than Franklin. BJ Daniels hasn’t shown as much as these backups and more elsewhere!

  13. He has potential. Hopefully Montreal will pick him up

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