The Lions signed Nauta to the active roster Saturday. Nauta has played in two games for the Lions this year, so he'll officially sign with the active roster ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Colts. He adds depth at tight end behind T.J. Hockenson and Jesse James, although Nauta's offensive role is limited when those two are healthy.
Nauta reverted to the Lions' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log. Nauta has made appearances in consecutive games following Detroit's Week 5 bye, meaning the door remains open for him to return in the near future. The 23-year-old fielded 18 offensive snaps without tallying a reception in his season debut against the Jaguars, and this past Sunday against the Falcons he recorded a three-yard catch. Nauta may fluctuate on and off the active roster this season depending upon need, but that's only as long as another NFL team doesn't try to nab him off the Lions' practice squad.
The Lions elevated Nauta to the active roster Saturday, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports. Hunter Bryant (concussion) was placed back on injured reserve last week, so Nauta will add depth at tight end during Sunday's game versus the Falcons. This will be Nauta's second straight game with the active roster, as he logged 18 offensive snaps last week but wasn't targeted.
Nauta reverted to the Lions' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log. Nauta was activated for Sunday's win over the Jaguars and played in 18 offensive snaps, although he failed to record a stat in the contest. T.J. Hockenson and Jesse James are the only active tight ends on the roster, so Nauta could find himself back on the active roster sooner rather than later.
Nauta was promoted to the Lions' active roster from the practice squad Saturday. The 2019 seventh-round pick will serve as an extra player for Sunday's game at Jacksonville before reverting back to the practice squad. Nauta will operate as Detroit's No. 3 tight end behind T.J. Hockenson and Jesse James with Hunter Bryant (concussion) on injured reserve.
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