Michigan QB Devin Gardner Headed to the CFL

Michigan QB Devin Gardner Headed to the CFL

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Michigan QB Devin Gardner Headed to the CFL


Former Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner finds a new football home, signing with a CFL team.


Michigan QB Devin Gardner Headed to the CFL

Devin Gardner might have to put his coaching career on hold.

If you tuned into WolverinesWire earlier this week, we published a piece about how the former Michigan quarterback has taken to coaching local quarterback talent in metro Detroit.

He told WolverinesWire that he was heading out to Saskatchewan, to meet with the Roughriders brass, to see if there was a mutual fit there.

It turns out, there is, as Gardner has signed with the Roughriders, according to 3 Down Nation.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed quarterback Devin Gardiner, per sources.

Riders head coach and general manager Chris Jones said the team would be adding a quarterback after placing Zach Collaros on the six-game injured list with a concussion. Gardiner joins Brandon Bridge and David Watford on Saskatchewan’s roster at the pivot position.

Back in 2016, Gardiner attended Calgary Stampeders mini-camp, however, he did not make it to main training camp.

After throwing for 6,336 yards, 44 touchdowns (with 32 interceptions), and rushing for 916 yards and 20 more touchdowns, Gardner went unselected in the 2015 NFL Draft, but was a undrafted free agent signee to the New England Patriots, who subsequently released him. The next day, he was picked up by the Pittsburgh Steelers off waivers, but he suffered an injury in camp, and was released during training camp.

He spent the next two years playing football in Japan for the Nojima Sagamihara Rise.

Recently engaged, Gardner at least gets to remain on the North American continent, although some 1,600 miles away from metro Detroit.

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