Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com
Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com

The Saskatchewan Roughriders reached out to quarterback Kevin Glenn after he retired.

Glenn announced he was ending his pro football career Wednesday, June 12 on The Rod Pedersen Show. One day later, Zach Collaros was knocked out of the Riders season-opening loss in Hamilton.

Over the weekend, Saskatchewan reached out to Glenn, but according to sources the offer was low and didn’t entice the 40-year-old enough to come back and play.

Glenn spent 2018 backing up Mike Reilly with the Edmonton Eskimos but didn’t see any game action. During the 2017 season, Glenn started 17 games for the Riders throwing for 4,038 yards, 25 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Saskatchewan went 10-8 that year earning a playoff spot as the crossover team and came within one third-and-15 Ricky Ray to James Wilder Jr. conversion of going to the Grey Cup.

The longtime CFL pivot has played 18 CFL seasons making 208 career starts. He has been a member of all nine CFL teams suiting up for seven of them. Over his career, Glenn has totalled 52,867 passing yards, 294 touchdowns and 207 interceptions with a 63.2 completion percentage.

After nearly two decades in the league, Glenn knows the CFL well and would have been a steady starter and mentor for younger quarterbacks such as Cody Fajardo and Isaac Harker learning the nuances of the Canadian game in Saskatchewan.

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