Canadian punter Jon Ryan, who spent two seasons in the CFL before spending 12 seasons in the NFL, wants to return to the CFL.
The 37-year-old Ryan, who played with the Blue Bombers during his CFL career and the Seahawks and Packers in the NFL, tweeted the following Friday evening:
“A lot of people ask me what my next chapter in football is, but I don’t go for one chapter- I go for an entire book. #CFL #farfromdone”
Following his tweet, Ryan confirmed to CTV Regina’s Darrell Romuld that he indeed wants to play in Canada during the 2019 season.
Regina’s Jon Ryan hints at a return to the @cfl @TSN_Sports https://t.co/ObjvxwxsAl
— Darrell Romuld (@CTVDarrell) April 5, 2019
Ryan has been out of football since being released the Buffalo Bills ahead of the 2018 regular season. He joined the Bills after being cut by the Seahawks during that year’s preseason.
Prior to breaking into the NFL in 2006 as a free agent with the Packers, Ryan spent the 2004 and ’05 seasons with the Blue Bombers, who selected him with the 24th overall pick in the 2004 CFL Draft. For his play during the 2005 season, the Regina native was named a CFL All-Star.
Ryan spent two seasons in Green Bay before spending the final 10 years of his career with the Seahawks, whom he helped win Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014.
Over his 12 seasons in the NFL, Ryan recorded 914 punt attempts with a 44.7 yard average and a long of 77 yards.