Former Alabama quarterback Blake Sims has been added to the practice roster of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Sims signed with the Toronto Argonauts earlier this year but was released before the season started.

The Roughriders are without starter Kevin Glenn (pectoral tear) so rookie Brett Smith will get the start against the Edmonton Eskimos on Friday.

Last season, Sims broke the single season passing record at Alabama which was held by AJ McCarron.

He then went undrafted in the NFL but had tryouts with the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins.