Quarterback Tajh Boyd traded from Ticats to Bombers

Tajh Boyd. (Chris Szagola/AP)

Quarterback Tajh Boyd has been traded from Hamilton to Winnipeg for a conditional draft pick, per CFL sources.

Boyd was on the Ticats’ negotiation list and he’s agreed to terms with the Bombers.

The 24-year-old dual-threat pivot was selected by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, but was released on Aug. 30, 2014. Boyd then signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers in March 2015, although he was let go in training camp by the team this year.

Boyd was a three-year starter at quarterback for Clemson from 2011-2013. When Boyd’s NCAA playing days were done, he had established school and ACC conference career records with 11,904 passing yards and 107 touchdowns.

In 2012, he was named the ACC Player of the Year and earned first-team All-American honours at quarterback. To cap his senior season in 2013, Boyd led the Tigers to a 40-35 victory in the Orange Bowl over Ohio State. He was named MVP of the game and set an Orange Bowl record for total yards with 505 (378 passing and 127 rushing) to go along with six total touchdowns in the win.

In Winnipeg, Boyd enters a quarterback situation that has seen the Bombers start four different signal callers so far in 2015. Drew Willy (knee) and Robert Marve (leg) are on the six-game injured list and Brian Brohm was ineffective, so recently acquired Matt Nichols started and won his Bombers debut last week in the Banjo Bowl, after coming over from Edmonton in a trade on Sept. 2.

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