Canadian pivot Brandon Bridge has been flown in by the Saskatchewan Roughriders for a workout on Monday, per CFL sources.
The Riders plan to put the rangy athlete through a session at the most important position in football: quarterback.
The 24-year-old was released by the Montreal Alouettes on August 1 and he’s been patiently waiting to decide where he will play football next. Multiple teams have inquired about Bridge’s services.
‘Air Canada’ as he was known by teammates at South Alabama completed 160 of 307 passes for 1,927 yards and 15 touchdowns with eight interceptions in his senior season for the Jaguars in 2014. Bridge earned an invite to the 2015 NFL Combine where he checked in at six-foot-four, 229 pounds and ran a 4.72 40-yard time. He went unselected in the NFL Draft that year, but garnered an invite to Dallas Cowboys rookie mini-camp. The Cowboys did not extend the Canuck pivot a contract offer when the camp was completed.
Bridge was picked by Montreal in the fourth round, 31st overall in the 2015 CFL Draft and dressed in 14 games over two seasons. He started the final game of the regular season last year for the Alouettes, going 21 of 30 for 220 yards and two touchdowns in a 30-24 loss to Saskatchewan.