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Lions trade pick for veteran QB 0

By Hosea Cheung, 24 hours Vancouver

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Kevin Glenn in Calgary, Alta. Nov. 17, 2013. (AL CHAREST/ QMI AGENCY)

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Kevin Glenn in Calgary, Alta. Nov. 17, 2013. (AL CHAREST/ QMI AGENCY)

Instead of using their fifth overall selection in the CFL draft on Tuesday to add a Canadian talent, the B.C. Lions opted to move it for a quarterback.

The club dealt their first-round pick to the Ottawa RedBlacks for veteran pivot Kevin Glenn.

The 13-year CFLer never took to the field with Ottawa after being selected first overall by them in the expansion draft last December. Before that, he had played two seasons with the Calgary Stampeders to go with his stints in Hamilton, Winnipeg, and Saskatchewan.

“Kevin gives us immediate experience at the quarterback position behind Travis Lulay,” Lions general manager Wally Buono said. “He’s a proven winner, a great locker room guy and he’ll make us better.”

Glenn is ranked 10th all-time in passing yards with 39,418, to go with his 222 touchdowns.

 

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