Bombers release QB Kevin Anderson after not returning following bye week

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have released quarterback Kevin Anderson.

Anderson was signed in late August following the injury to starter Matt Nichols. Winnipeg had an opening on the roster for a QB because Nichols suffered a shoulder setback and landed on the six-game injured list.

There was prior knowledge of Winnipeg’s playbook because Anderson was at Bombers’ rookie camp. Anderson played at Fordham University for four seasons, throwing for 7,663 yards and 73 touchdowns. He recently spent time with the AAF’s Orlando Apollos.

General manager Kyle Walters reached out to veteran passer Kevin Glenn, but he elected to stay retired. Chris Streveler Winnipeg’s interim starter has gone 2-1 with Nichols sidelined. Starting is a golden opportunity for Streveler as a pending free agent he has the chance to earn a large future pay day.

The Bombers (9-3) have the best record in the West Division. Streveler and CFL rookie Sean McGuire are the only other healthy quarterbacks currently on the roster.