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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