Eskimos have spoken with former Riders QB Kevin Glenn

Edmonton general manager Brock Sunderland has been in touch with quarterback Kevin Glenn about possibly joining the Eskimos, according to CKRM’s Rod Pedersen.

One day after trading for Zach Collaros, Saskatchewan released Glenn. The Eskimos traded James Franklin to Toronto and could use an experienced backup behind 2017 CFL MOP Mike Reilly.

The 38-year-old started 17 games for the Riders last season, throwing for 4,038 yards, 25 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He was benched several times late in the season in favour of Canadian youngster Brandon Bridge, who re-signed with the club in December, including in the Riders East Final loss to Toronto, Glenn went 6-of-13 for 87 yards and was picked off three times.

Glenn has played 17 CFL seasons making 208 career starts. He has been a member of eight of the nine CFL teams (only Edmonton is left). Over his career, Glenn has totalled 52,867 passing yards, 294 touchdowns and 207 interceptions with a 63.2 completion percentage.

The veteran pivot should have options around the league with teams needing experience at quarterback.