Former Pitt quarterback Tino Sunseri has signed a contract with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. Sunseri, who attended a Baltimore Ravens tryout camp after the NFL Draft, is currently listed fourth on the Roughriders’ depth chart, according to Murray McCormick, the Regina Leader-Post’s Roughriders beat writer. The team is 10 days into training camp.
Here is McCormick’s blog on Sunseri:
I finally watched Sunseri for a full drive and I understand why he’s up here.
Sunseri overcame an initial issue with the shotgun snap to show some zip on his
passes. He connected twice with Kierrie Johnson. Sunseri threw a low pass to
Jordan Sisco that bounced high into the air, which wasn’t that good. A couple of
plays later, Sunseri did a great job of leading Anthony Alexander deep into the
corner of the end zone. Alexander made a diving attempt at the catch, but wasn’t
able to haul in the ball. It was still pretty darned good.
He has shown a little better than the third-string QB (Levi Brown) and might make the team.
Realistically I would guess the practice roster, if he’s willing to hang around for little reps for $500 Canadian a week.
– Murray McCormick