Roughriders trade veteran quarterback Darian Durant to Alouettes

Roughriders trade veteran quarterback Darian Durant to Alouettes

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant passes the ball during CFL action against the B.C. Lions in Regina on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. The Montreal Alouettes have acquired veteran quarterback Darian Durant in a trade with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor.

MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes have acquired veteran quarterback Darian Durant from the Saskatchewan Roughriders for a pair of draft picks.

The Alouettes sent back a fourth-round draft pick (32nd overall) in 2017 and a conditional 2018 second-round pick.

Durant, who becomes a free agent in February, played 11 seasons for Saskatchewan, winning Grey Cups in 2007 and 2013.

In his career, Durant completed 2,226 passes for 28,507 yards and 149 touchdowns, with 99 interceptions.

The Als, who are in desperate need of an experienced quarterback, say they are confident they can reach a deal with Durant.

Recently hired general manager Kavis Reed says Durant will be “the ideal role model for our young quarterbacks.”

Kevin Glenn was Montreal’s opening-day starter last season but was traded to Winnipeg in September. Rakeem Cato and Vernon Adams both saw action down the stretch , with Adams getting the start in the last three games.

The Canadian Press
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