Kevin Glenn surprised by Riders release

Quarterback Kevin Glenn says he was caught off guard when Saskatchewan gave him his walking papers. And by who did the deed.  

“The release did surprise me,” Glenn said Monday after signing with the Edmonton Eskimos. “I didn’t get a call from Chris Jones when I got released. I got a call from him saying that the Riders traded for Zach Collaros but when I got released, I spoke with [assistant general manager] John Murphy.

”That whole conversation and that whole tell-all is for another day. That’s for a later date.”

The Riders let Glenn go one day after trading for Collaros. He quickly signed on in Edmonton to complete the nine-for-nine CFL cycle

The 38-year-old started 17 games for the Riders last season, throwing for 4,038 yards, 25 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He was a key veteran leader on a Saskatchewan team that went 10-8 and made the playoffs. Jones remained adamant Glenn was his starter all season long.

During the off-season, there were no discussions about Glenn possibly becoming the Riders quarterbacks coach.

“No, never talked about it. I’m not at that point in my career,” Glenn said. “I wanted to continue to keep playing. When I left Saskatchewan at the end of the year that’s what was discussed, me coming back to play, not coach.”

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