Former Michigan QB Jake Rudock released by Lions
Jake Rudock, who starred at Michigan under the tutelage of Jim Harbaugh in 2015, was released Saturday by the Detroit Lions. NFL teams are trimming their teams to the league-mandated 53 players.
On Thursday, Lions coach Jim Caldwell indicated that Rudock had been making progress.
“That’s what it’s been, a good steady growth,” Caldwell said, according to the Detroit Free Press. “He’s grasping the offense better and better and better. He’s a smart guy anyway. He works at it. He made some nice throws this evening and certainly did a nice job just in terms of operating the offense. We didn’t do a whole lot of no huddle out there. We huddled pretty much every time, but he still did a nice job getting us out of some bad plays and things of that nature. He’s developing. He obviously played well.”
In three seasons as a collegiate quarterback, Rudock threw for 7,836 yards and 54 touchdowns. As a member of the Lions preseason squad, Rudock, a sixth-round pick, connected on 30-of-51 passes for 333 yards.
Should Rudock clear waivers, he will be eligible to sign with Detroit’s practice squad.