The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced Saturday the team has signed retired quarterback Drew Tate for the playoff run.
The news comes a week after Riders quarterback Zach Collaros took a hit to the helmet from B.C. Lions defensive end Odell Willis, causing him to leave the game early.
Tate retired in June to pursue a NCAA coaching job with Coastal Carolina, after nine seasons with the CFL.
Before then, the 34-year-old played eight seasons with the Calgary Stampeders.
Last year, Tate was traded to the Ottawa Redblacks and was eventually beat out for a job by Trevor Harris. Tate was later released in the off-season.
Tate went into retirement with 5,008 passing yards, 35 touchdowns and 16 interceptions, completing 67 per cent of his passes.
He also rushed for 24 touchdowns — including a league-high 10 in 2014, which helped the Stampeders beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 102nd Grey Cup.