Former Steelers’ quarterback Devlin Hodges was looking to migrate to a new home after being cut by the Los Angeles Rams in August. On Thursday, Hodges announced that he will be making the trek north to Canada and joining the Ottawa RedBlacks on a three-year deal.
“Usually ducks migrate south around this time! But I guess there’s always a few exceptions!” Hodges wrote on Twitter. “Thankful for the opportunity! Thank you Lord!”
Usually ducks migrate south around this time! But I guess there’s always a few exceptions! Thankful for the opportunity! Thank you Lord! https://t.co/HaGkYSp7av
— Devlin Hodges (@DevlinHodges10) September 16, 2021
Hodges became a cult hero throughout the Steel City after helping the Steelers finish 8-8 during the 2019 season, despite the loss of longtime quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during Week 2. In total, the Samford product appeared in eight games for Pittsburgh and notched a total of six starts. Throughout his tenure with the Steelers, Hodges accounted for five touchdown passes and eight interceptions on 1,063 passing yards.
Hodges’ contract with Pittsburgh expired in January, but he was signed to a futures/reserve contract by the Rams later that month. After appearing in one preseason game for Los Angeles, Hodges was cut on Aug. 23.
Hodges worked out with the New York Giants in early September, according to The GiantsWire, but did not receive a contract.
Ottawa is currently 1-4 and sits in last place in the CFL’s East Division. There is no word regarding the value of Hodges’ contract at this time.