Sunday, January 21, 2018

Durant Signs In Winnipeg

RICK ELVIN / THE CANADIAN PRESS FILES</p><p>Darian Durant played for the Montreal Alouettes last season and spent a decade with Saskatchewan Roughriders. "In many facets, it’s a great addition for us, and we welcome Darian to the Bomber organization," says Bomber GM Kyle Walters.</p>

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms with veteran quarterback Darian Durant on a one-year contract.

The 12-year CFL veteran spent last season with the Montreal Alouettes and and previously with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, posting career totals of 31,740 yards and 167 touchdowns in 174 games (128 starts). Durant is currently 14th all-time in CFL passing yards, and has had 38 300-plus yard games, with seven 400-yard plus passing games. He’s also added 24 rushing touchdowns throughout his career.

“One of our objectives this offseason was to solidify depth at the quarterback position behind Matt Nichols,” said General Manager Kyle Walters. “Not only is Darian a veteran player in our league, but he brings a wealth of experience to our quarterback room and our locker room. In many facets, it’s a great addition for us, and we welcome Darian to the Bomber organization.”

Durant led the Riders to three Grey Cup appearances (2009, 2010 and 2013), winning the 101st Grey Cup in 2013. Durant was also the backup quarterback for Saskatchewan in the 95th Grey Cup in 2007. He played collegiate football at North Carolina, setting multiple school records, and finished as one of the most accomplished quarterbacks in Tar Heels history with 68 passing touchdowns and 8,755 passing yards.

(Winnipeg Blue Bombers) 


Anonymous said...

Nothing on the Pats game last night? Oh ya, they lost to the lowly Blades and Scruffy never posts when the Pats lose, plus he loathes Saskatoon.

Anonymous said...

You make loathing Saskatoon sound like a bad thing.

Anonymous said...

Verrrrry Winnipegish

Anonymous said...

More talent to work with than he had in Montreal. Don't know how much he sees the field, but this is a good move for Winnipeg!

Anonymous said...

Clock is ticking down....40 seconds left....Riders up by 4. Durant drops back, fires one into the endzone. CAUGHT BY DRESSLER!! TOUCHDOWN WINNIPEG!!

There is your 2018 Labour Day in a nutshell!

Anonymous said...

To Anon 1

I must have missed all of Scruffy's post-game write-ups when the Pats had that 4 game homestand where they didn't get beat. You must have seen them though. I guess Scruffy has a "you see it in Saskatoon" blog.

Talk about being stupid. Then I guess you are from Saskatoon if you wrote it so that explains it. Go back to cheering for your lacrosse team know thinking it validates your city.

Chris G

Anonymous said...

Much better situation for Darian now. Hate to see him in the West though.


Anonymous said...

Anon 1. Keep representin your 3rd rate home! #saskatoonthumbwarrior

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