HAMILTON, CANADA - JULY 31: Dan LeFevour #13 of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats scrambles during CFL game action against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on July 31, 2014 at Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
The Buccaneers added a fourth quarterback to their roster, signing former Montreal Alouettes’ signal caller Dan LeFevour on Tuesday.
LeFevour, who spent time on three different NFL teams’ practice squads from 2010-2011, including a brief period on the Jaguars active roster in 2011 under then-offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, joined the Canadian Football League in 2012 as the third-string quarterback of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. By Week 4 of the 2014 season, LeFevour was thrusted into the starting role and finished the season completing 101 of 149 passes for 1,276 yards and four TDs. After rushing for 109 yards and a touchdown in his first start, a 33-23 win, he had also earned a reputation for his duel-threat ability.
LeFevour finished the 2014 season with over 300 yards on the ground. LeFevour, who stands 6-foot-3, 230-pounds, signed with the Montreal Alouettes in the offseason last year, but hardly saw any playing time in 2015.
A four-year starter at Central Michigan (2006-2009), LeFevour started 53 games in college, throwing for 12,905 yards in total with a combine completion percentage of 66 percent. One of the all-time great QBs at Central Michigan, the all-conference Offensive Player of the Year had his number 11 jersey retired at the end of his senior year. His 102 TD passes were the most in college football history until 2011, when Houston’s Case Keenum surpassed him.
For Tampa Bay, this move will only increase speculation that the team is shopping Mike Glennon and looking for a practice squad guy to replace Ryan Griffin, who would presumably become the backup. But, at the end of the day, it’s still just speculation. Regardless the Bucs’ decision, it will be interesting to see them rotate four quarterbacks to begin Phase 2 of the offseason workouts, a phase that allows conditioning work and limited practices.
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Looks like the Bucs might be getting ready to trade the Glennon.
It’s one thing when you work out another QB, but when you actually sign one and you’ve already got three, that’s telling!
Now comes the hard part. What is it telling? I’m not going to speculate, but some one or two of them is not going to be here and you don’t need 4 QBs to simulate game practice.
The most likely candidate to be traded is obviously Glennon, but who knows Ryan Griffin may be a trade candidate with so many QB starved teams this year.
I would not be surprised if a draft day deal has already been crafted depending on player selections. Now wouldn’t it be nice if the Jets took Glennon and our 2nd for their #20? Now I just made that trade out of thin air. And therein lies the problem, nobody knows what will happen. And if somebody does know, they’re not telling.
Without any info other than reaching around behind me and pulling out another half-baked scenario, I’m going to take a deep breath and wait and see. But you can bet your sweet bippy, somethings afoot!
Well if anything Mac, today is the perfect day for half “baked” ideas. haha
But things get even crazier now as the Eagles have given up a ton of picks to move up. This draft is going to be great television.
Macabee; I’m going to guess we trade Glennon and our 9th spot to Clevland for their 2nd spot and we draft Ramsey. This will make Jon Gruden happy.
When I hear hoof sounds I usually think horses instead of zebras. This one is so obvious too. I just don’t understand all of the wild speculation. It’s obvious to me. We’re cutting Winston, trading Glennon, and hiring Freddy Mercury as QB since that guy is awesome at EVERYTHING he does. Oh, wait, I don’t think Freddy Mercury is going to pan out though.
Orrrrrrrrr, it’s to have another arm for the upcoming mini camp or try-out camp.
You know it’s the slow time of the offseason when your team signs a 4th string player and it generates all sorts of intrigue among the fans.
Come on guys, this is a scrub player signed to be an extra camp arm. He couldn’t even start for the flipping Montreal Alouettes and then, after that, couldn’t even make their roster again for a second chance. He’s the football equivalent of a migrant farm worker, nothing more.
You’re probably right FlyBoy,
But trip over to Buccaneer.com and look at the first three headlines – pretty much how the Bucs welcome all their camp bodies.
It’s possible they’re preparing for a Glennon departure with this signing, but I think most NFL teams carry 4 QB’s into training camp so I don’t think we really have any way of knowing their intentions just yet.
No matter if they trade him or not Glennon is gone anyway after season so might as well have someone else already familiar with the system.
Glennon should fetch us a 2nd round pick. IF we trade down we could end up with 2 or 3 extra picks. Bucs could have a very strong draft.
Guys look at this Maybe LeFevor is better then some teams thought. It reminds me of a Curt Warner! Remember CFL they play a very open field.Remember Warren Moon! He may the Bucs backup. I really love the knowledge that this player has played in the league before. So players are late bloomers Go Bucs and the draft 2016.
They are loading the chamber to make a draft day trade with Glennon. Let’s hope it is to trade up for a player they feel is a lock to be an impact player at whichever position. Perhaps this is their press to make a play for Ramsey and if it’s not Ramsey that is interesting in itself. If we can muster even 2 solid starters from this draft I think the sky is the limit for this team. All homer-ness aside that sky being 8-8 or slightly better but that’s what dreams are made of right?
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