The Saskatchewan Roughriders have acquired the rights to quarterback B.J. Daniels in a trade with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Or re-acquired, to be exact.
Daniels was neg list player the Riders sent to the Ticats in exchange for quarterback Jake Waters on July 9. Now he’s going back the other way in the deal that sent Canadian safety Shane Hebert to the Ticats on Monday.
Daniels was drafted by San Francisco in the seventh round in 2013 and has been with four other NFL teams, mostly recently the Chicago Bears (who released him on Sept. 3 as part of the final round of cuts.) He won a Super Bowl as a member of the Seattle Seawhawks in 2014 and has also spent some time as a wide receiver 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.