January 26, 2012
Glenn reworks deal with Stamps
By IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency
Kevin Glenn in board with being a backup for the Calgary Stampeders.
The Stamps announced Thursday morning that the veteran quarterback has restructured his contract to be more favourable to his new team.
Picked up in the deal that sent Henry Burris to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Glenn will begin the 2012 season as the understudy for Drew Tate, who signed a contract extension officially this week.
“I’m excited to be a Stampeder and I look forward to this next chapter in my career,” Glenn said. “I can’t wait to get to work with my new teammates.”
Glenn spent the past three seasons as the Ticats starting quarterback and he was paid accordingly. The 32-year-old led the Ticats to playoff berths the past three years in helping turn that franchise around.
He gives the Stamps a great insurance policy and should add veteran leadership, even when he’s not on the field.
Reworking his contract to make the transition go smooth is a good sign he’s willing to be a team player.
“I’m pleased to be able to restructure Kevin’s contract so that it will be a better fit with our salary cap,” said Hufnagel.
“By accommodating us in this way, Kevin has demonstrated that he is anxious to be a member of the Calgary Stampeders in 2012 and beyond. This restructured deal gives Kevin an opportunity to finish his career here in Calgary.”
During his 12-year career with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Tiger-Cats, Glenn has thrown for 32,446 yards, 179 touchdowns and 128 interceptions.
He led the Bombers to the 2007 Grey Cup, only to be injured in the East final against the Toronto Argonauts and not able to play as the Riders beat Winnipeg.
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