The Bengals declined to tender Kaaya a contract for 2019, making him an unrestricted free agent, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports. Kaaya was claimed off waivers by the Bengals in February, but they apparently weren't keen on tendering him at his original-round level (sixth round). The 24-year-old has yet to take a regular-season snap since entering the professional ranks in 2017.
Kaaya was claimed off waivers by the Bengals on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Kaaya was waived by the Colts on Feb. 8 after spending the 2018 season on injured reserve due to an undisclosed injury. The 2017 sixth-round pick has yet to earn a job at the NFL level, but he showed potential during his tenure at the University of Miami. He'll compete with Tom Savage for the No. 3 QB job this offseason.
Kaaya (undisclosed) was waived by the Colts on Friday, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports. The 2017 sixth-round pick spent the 2018 season on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury, while Jacoby Brissett served as the backup quarterback and Phillip Walker was on and off the practice squad. Kaaya had an impressive college career at the University of Miami, but he hasn't gained any traction in the NFL. He'll hope to find another opportunity to compete for a No. 3 QB job.
Kaaya was waived/injured by Indianapolis on Friday with an undisclosed injury, Stephen Holder of The Athletic Indiana reports. Phillip Walker has cemented himself as the Colts' No. 3 option at quarterback halfway through the preseason, making Kaaya expendable. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, and if the 22-year-old clears waivers, he will revert to the team's injured reserve.
Kaaya was 3-of-4 passing for 24 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Thursday's preseason win over Seattle. He was the fourth quarterback to appear for the Colts in the game. Kaaya is battling Paul Walker for the third-string quarterback role. However, it's not clear if the Colts will keep three quarterbacks on the roster if Andrew Luck looks fully healthy. Jacoby Brissett is set as Luck's backup.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/15||San Francisco 49ers||29||22.88|
|8||10/27||@Los Angeles Rams||17||19.63|
|13||12/01||New York Jets||27||22.38|
|15||12/15||New England Patriots||18||19.95|
|3 Year Avg||0.0||0||0||0||0||0||0|