With the team needing depth at quarterback, the Detroit Lions are signing Jordan Ta’amu, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. 

The Lions adding another body at QB shouldn’t be a shocker. During last Friday’s preseason opener vs. the Bills, Boyle suffered a left ankle injury. Even with having his foot taped, he stayed out there as long as he could. After all, Boyle was taking a true butt-kicking. And the second-unit of the Lions’ offensive line did him no favors. 

With him nursing the ankle injury, insert Jordan Ta’amu. 

Ta’amu has had five stints in the NFL as a practice squad member. His previous include Kansas City Chiefs (twice), Houston Texans, Washington Football Team, and the Lions. 

The Lions signed Ta’amu to their practice squad last December. 

Detroit Lions sign Jordan Ta'amu
May 15, 2021; Ashburn, Virginia, USA; Washington Football Team quarterback Jordan Ta’amu (1) attempts a pass during rookie minicamp at Inova Sports Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

He also had a stint in the now-defunct XFL with the St. Louis Battlehawks, where he was the starting QB. He was the XFL’s third-leading passer in its last season with 1,050 yards and a 101.3 quarterback rating. 

Ta’amu signing comes after the Lions announced their roster cuts by the NFL’s mandated deadline at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. The Lions announced they waived DT Michael Barnett and WR Chad Hansen. Additionally, the placed LB Shaun Dion Hamilton on the Reserve/Injured list.

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By Published On: August 17th, 2021Categories: NFL

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