Nauta signed with the Packers' practice squad Tuesday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports. The 23-year-old was waived by the Lions over the weekend but will now be joining the Packers as the two teams play each other Week 14. Nauta appeared in seven games this season and caught one pass for three yards while bouncing between Detroit's active roster and practice squad.
Nauta was waived by the Lions on Saturday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports. Nauta has ping-ponged between the practice squad, active roster and waivers for much of the season. Expect to see the tight end back on Detroit's practice squad should he pass through waivers.
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.
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