Bombers sign 12-year veteran QB Darian Durant to one-year contract

Bombers sign 12-year veteran QB Darian Durant to one-year contract

Darian Durant and Weston Dressler have been reunited in Winnipeg.

The 12-year CFL veteran is best known for his stint with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, although he spent last year in the backup QB role in Montreal.

Less than a week after being released by the Montreal Alouettes, Darian Durant has signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. "In many facets, it's a great addition for us". Durant was released by Montreal on Monday. The American has spent most of his time in the league with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

"One of our objectives this off-season was to solidify depth at the quarterback position", Bombers General Manager Kyle Walters said in a statement. "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". He boasts career totals of 31,740 yards and 167 touchdowns in 174 games (128 starts). "He's also added 24 rushing touchdowns throughout his career", said the Bombers.

Durant will speak to the Winnipeg media by conference call Sunday at noon. In 2009 he became the team's starter and went on to lead the Roughriders to three Grey Cup appearances and a Grey Cup win in 2013 at Taylor Field.

He played collegiate football at North Carolina, setting multiple school records, and finished as one of the most accomplished quarterbacks in Tar Heels history with 68 passing touchdowns and 8,755 passing yards.