Glenn calm, cool and collected

KIRK PENTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:46 AM ET

Kevin Glenn has a lot going on in his life right now.

He's a man without a football team (sort of), he's in the first few months of running his own business (a Tim Hortons franchise in Warren, Mich.), and he and his wife, Asha, are about to welcome their first child, a son, into the world (he's due on March 17).

While you might expect his stress level to be through the roof, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback is keeping the calm, cool and collected demeanour he usually displays on and off the football field.

"It's not (stressful)," Glenn said yesterday from Michigan. "The biggest thing is not knowing where you're going to be, but the whole situation comes with the territory."

Being publicly put on the trading block doesn't happen to every pro athlete, however, which new Winnipeg head coach Mike Kelly did in mid-January. In fact, Kelly's phone call to Glenn, informing him that the team had acquired quarterback Stefan LeFors from Edmonton and that perhaps a change of scenery was the best thing for him, is the only time the two have spoken.

That makes it difficult to envision Glenn feeling comfortable about a return to Winnipeg, but the 29-year-old said he won't rule it out.

"I can see myself back in Winnipeg, but in the same breath I can't see myself back in Winnipeg," he said. "... It's one of those things where you never say never. Something has to happen, and then I can tell you exactly how I feel."

Glenn is due a reported $50,000 roster bonus on March 15, and he believes his situation will be resolved by then or shortly thereafter. There is a chance, however, that it could drag on longer than that if the Bombers pay him the bonus but continue to try to trade him since he'll have a more cap-friendly contract. The Bombers want him to re-do his contract, a $225,000-per-year deal that has the option year left on it, and Glenn is willing to at least think about doing that.

"It's not out of the realm of possibility, but there's a lot of other things that come into play," said Glenn, who is discussing a possible renegotiation with Bombers director of football operations Ross Hodgkinson.

Even if the situation isn't resolved in 10 days, it will at least take a step forward. And it sounds as if Glenn wouldn't be surprised to see the Bombers fork over the bonus to him.

"Sometimes I say to myself, if they were going to cut me, how come they haven't? But then at the same time, I can't see them paying me the money and then cutting me," he said. "I don't know. It's weird. It's very weird. You just don't know."

One thing Glenn does know is that he's going to think twice about letting his son follow in his footsteps.

"I might not let him play quarterback," he said. "Quarterbacks go through a lot. He might be a receiver."


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