Ottawa is set to release quarterback Ryan Lindley, according to TSN radio’s Stephen Bunda.
— Stephen Bunda (@TSN1200Bunda) March 5, 2018
Lindley signed with the Redblacks last off-season and played in three games completing 40 of 81 pass attempts for 391 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions while filling in for an injured Trevor Harris in 2017. He served as Ottawa’s short-yardage pivot with 47 carries for 74 yards and five touchdowns.
The Redblacks added Dominique Davis in February which made Lindley expendable.
Originally drafted in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Lindley appeared in six games his rookie season, including four starts. But he completed just 52 per cent of his passes and threw seven interceptions against zero touchdowns (passer rating 46.7).
After two seasons with the team, Lindley was released by the Cardinals on August 25, 2014 but returned in November after a season-ending injury to Carson Palmer. When back-up Drew Stanton also went down, Lindley was promoted to the No. 1 job and started Arizona’s first-round playoff game against the Panthers on Jan. 3, 2015. It did not go well: Lindley completed 16 of 28 passes for 82 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions (passer rating of 44.3) Arizona lost 27–16. The Cardinals totalled 77 yards of offence, the fewest in NFL playoff history.
After his second release from Arizona, Lindley caught on with New England Patriots in 2015 but was let go after the pre-season. He signed with Indianapolis in December, made one start and was released. His career NFL total: 140 for 274 for 1,372 yards, three touchdowns and 11 interceptions and a 52.4 passer rating.
-with files from CP