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Tanner Lee signed to Jaguars practice squad

Posted at 6:29 PM, Sep 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-02 19:29:14-04

Former Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee will be starting the 2018 NFL season on a practice squad roster.

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed the former Huskers signal-caller a day after releasing him from its active roster.  

The 2017 sixth-round pick completed 15 passes for 201 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions this preseason. He'll be the third quarterback in the Jaguars system.

This is the second year in a row the Huskers sole NFL draft pick was released and started the regular season on a practice squad. In 2017 Philadelphia released fifth-round pick Nathan Gerry before adding him to its active roster halfway through the season. Gerry would play for the Eagles during its Super Bowl LII championship. 

Some other former Huskers being released include Brandon Reilly by Buffalo and Vincent Valentine by New England. 

Former Huskers safety Joshua Kalu signed with the Titans practice squad. 

As well, former Nebraska kicker Brett Maher beat out longtime Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey for the starting spot, while former Huskers including Nick Gates, Cethan Carter and Jeremiah Sirles will spend the season on injured reserve.