Tuesday, January 03, 2012

More CFL quarterbacks are on the move


That's the number of starting quarterbacks who have been swapped by CFL teams during this off-season.

The Calgary Stampeders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats have pulled off a major deal, which involves their long-time quarterbacks trading teams. The Calgary Herald takes a look at who is on the move.
Henry Burris made it clear in the aftermath of the Calgary Stampeders’ playoff loss to the Edmonton Eskimos that he had no interest in sharing the starting quarterback job with Drew Tate.

It appears the Stampeders have accommodated his wishes, with a Canadian Football League trade to be announced as soon as this morning that sends Burris to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in return for fellow quarterback Kevin Glenn, offensive lineman (and Calgary native) Mark Dewit and a conditional draft pick.

TSN broke the story on Monday afternoon, and multiple CFL sources later confirmed the deal. ...

With the deal, the Stamps part ways with their all-time leader in passing yardage, completions and touchdowns, and the No. 7 man in all-time CFL passing yardage. Equally as important was Burris’s presence in the locker-room and the community, as few players in Stampeders franchise history were as active off the field in terms of spreading goodwill around the city.
Last month, the Edmonton Eskimos dealt their starting quarterback, Ricky Ray, to Toronto. The Eskimos received the Argonauts quarterback as part of the deal.

Remember, the CFL is an eight-team league. The times, or perhaps it's more accurate to say the rosters, certainly are changing.

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