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Blue Bombers release quarterback Glenn

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TSN.ca Staff
3/9/2009 7:08:08 PM
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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers released import quarterback Kevin Glenn on Monday.

The 29-year-old's future with the team became murky when head coach Mike Kelly acquired quarterback Stefan LeFors from Edmonton last month and said Glenn might be better off establishing a new beginning somewhere else.

Kelly gave the Hamilton Tiger-Cats permission to talk to Glenn about a potential trade last month, but nothing came of it.

"I think it's important in the Canadian Football League that you have a quarterback who can make plays with their feet," Kelly said. "I wasn't convinced that that particularly fit Kevin's skill set."

Glenn is due for a bonus in the neighbourhood of $50,000, plus an additional $100,000 on a report and pass clause, on March 15 and the Tiger-Cats did not want to be responsible for the extra expense.

The Bombers tried for the past two weeks to restructure Glenn's contract in hopes of making him more trade friendly before the 15th, but Glenn wanted nothing to do with restructuring.

"I hope I'm remembered as a good teammate, a good player, a stand-up guy," Glenn said.

"I never caused any trouble on or off the field to give the Bombers a bad name. I had a great stay in Bomberland. They gave me the opportunity when they brought me in so I can never take that away."

Glenn was the East Division's outstanding player in 2007 but ended his season watching the Bombers lose 23-19 to Saskatchewan in the Grey Cup game. Glenn suffered a broken arm the week before in Winnipeg's win over Toronto in the East Division final.

With a healthy Glenn in tow, the Bombers were expected to return to the CFL title game last year. But Winnipeg posted an 8-10 record and lost to Edmonton in the East Division semifinal.

Glenn was allowed to call his own plays last year and did complete 294-of-455 passes (64.5 per cent completion average) for 3,637 yards and 20 touchdowns. But he also gave up a league-high 20 interceptions.

Kevin Glenn (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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