Ottawa Redblacks release quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome

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The Ottawa Redblacks have released quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome, per sources.

The 26-year-old played 14 games for Ottawa as a rookie, primarily as the team’s short-yardage specialist. He carried 39 times for 105 yards and six touchdowns while attempting seven passes with three completions for 46 yards through the air.

The five-foot-nine, 206-pound pivot began 2023 with the Winnipeg Blue Bomber, becoming a preseason sensation. He made the roster and dressed for three games to start the season, but was released to make room for veteran Dakota Prukop.

Pigrome had several stops during his NCAA career, playing at the University of Maryland (2016-19), Western Kentucky (2020), Ole Miss (2021), and Towson (2022). He threw for 1,638 yards with 14 touchdowns versus six interceptions with the Tigers as a senior, adding 134 carries for 574 yards and two touchdowns.

The Birmingham, Al. native threw for 3,380 yards with 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions with Maryland and Western Kentucky. He also ran the ball 281 times for 955 yards and 12 touchdowns.

The Redblacks have a crowded stable of quarterbacks despite the move, with Dru Brown, Jeremiah Masoli, Dustin Crum, Tyrie Adams and Jake Dunniway all under contract for next season. Ottawa begins the 2024 campaign hosting the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Thursday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.