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QB Jake Rudock clears waivers, joins Lions practice squad

The highly popular Lions backup quarterback has returned to the team’s practice squad.

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Jake Rudock did just about everything he possibly could as a sixth-round rookie to make the final 53-man roster. However, the Detroit Lions decided to waive the former Wolverine quarterback in an effort to trim their roster, much to the dismay of many fans who believed Rudock should have either been the team’s third quarterback or displaced Dan Orlovsky as the backup.

However, Rudock is now back with the team. The quarterback cleared waivers on Sunday afternoon and the Lions are signing him back to the practice squad. He will now be allowed to practice and workout with the team throughout the 2016 season, but will not be on the roster during game day.

Rudock joins TJ Jones, who will also join the practice squad according to Justin Rogers. The Lions have eight more position left on the practice squad, while players like Jace Billingsley and Jay Lee remain eligible to return.

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