Riders acquire QB Antonio Pipkin from Hamilton



With only two healthy quarterbacks currently on their roster, the Saskatchewan Roughriders made a trade with the Hamilton Ti-Cats on Sunday.

The Roughriders acquired veteran quarterback Antonio Pipkin in exchange for Global punter Kaare Vedvik.

Saskatchewan will Pipkin’s sixth team in the Canadian Football League (CFL). He has spent time with the Montreal Alouettes (2017-19), Edmonton Elks (2020), Toronto Argonauts (2021-22), BC Lions (2022) and Hamilton (2023).

This season, the 28-year-old dressed in a pair of games with Hamilton. Pipkin has started in games with Alouettes, Argonauts and Lions. During his CFL career, the Gary, Indiana product has 1,846 passing yards and six touchdowns, along with 586 rushing yards and 21 rushing touchdowns.

Before entering the CFL, Pipkin spent training camp with the Arizona Cardinals in 2017.

Vedvik joined the Roughriders late in the 2021 season and spent last year as the team’s punter. He has played no games this season with Adam Korsak emerging as Saskatchewan’s punter.

Saskatchewan lost quarterback Mason Fine to an injury on Friday. Earlier this season, the Roughriders lost quarterback Trevor Harris to a knee injury for an indefinite period of time.

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