Blue Bombers Sign Veteran QB Darian Durant

Blue Bombers Sign Veteran QB Darian Durant

Winnipeg Blue Bombers - Saskatchewan Roughriders
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Demond Washington (7) and Teague Sherman (27) chase down Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant (4) in CFL action at Investors Group Field on Sunday, September 7, 2014. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have shored up their quarterback depth by signing Darian Durant to a one-year deal.

The 12-year veteran played last season with the Montreal Alouettes and previously with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, posting career totals of 31,740 yards and 167 touchdowns in 174 games (128 starts).

“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.”

Montreal released Durant on Monday — a day before he was due to receive a $150,000 bonus. Durant signed a three-year, $1.25-million deal with Montreal after being acquired from the Roughriders.

— With files from The Canadian Press

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