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March 14, 2019 10:16 PM
Brad Kaaya: Non-tendered by Cincy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 12, 2019 11:12 AM
Bengals' Brad Kaaya: Claimed by Cincinnati
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 8, 2019 09:20 PM
Brad Kaaya: Waived by Indy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 26, 2018 06:32 PM
Colts' Brad Kaaya: Reverts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kaaya (undisclosed) cleared waivers and reverted to injured reserve, according to the league's official transaction log.

Kaaya was waived Friday and reverts to IR after clearing waivers. Barring an injury settlement, the quarterback is likely there through the end of the league year.

August 25, 2018 01:44 AM
Brad Kaaya: Waived/injured by Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 10, 2018 12:24 PM
Colts' Brad Kaaya: Gets time in fourth quarter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 27, 2017 07:20 PM
Colts' Brad Kaaya: Heading to Indy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Colts signed Kaaya off the Lions' practice squad Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

After being drafted by Detroit in the sixth round of the draft in April, Kaaya was waived three times by two different teams before ultimately joining the Lions' practice squad in late October. The Colts evidently recognized some potential in the 22-year-old, who will get a look during their final week of practice of the season. Indianapolis could view Kaaya as a potential backup candidate in 2018 with Scott Tolzien set to become an unrestricted free agent.

October 26, 2017 12:08 PM
Brad Kaaya: Signs with practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kaaya cleared waivers Tuesday and signed with the Lions' practice squad Wednesday, Mike Rothstein of reports.

Kaaya was only on the practice squad for a brief stint but was waived when Khyri Thornton returned from suspension. The rookie sixth-round pick likely won't be called up to an NFL squad unless there is a significant injury.

October 23, 2017 07:36 PM
Brad Kaaya: Dumped again by Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions waived Kaaya on Monday, Tim Twentyman of the team's official site reports.

Kaaya's reunion with the Lions lasted less than a week, as team brass evidently needed his roster spot to create an opening for the previously-suspended Khyri Thornton. The rookie quarterback will be free to sign elsewhere if he clears waivers.

October 19, 2017 12:04 PM
Lions' Brad Kaaya: Claimed by Lions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions claimed Kaaya off waivers Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

The Panthers claimed Kaaya off waivers after the Lions included the Miami product as part of their final roster cuts ahead of Week 1. However, the Lions might have regretted that decision to let him loose, considering they pounced on the opportunity to bring him back after Carolina parted ways with him Tuesday. Now back with the team that drafted him this spring, Kaaya will serve as the No. 3 signal caller behind a banged-up Matthew Stafford and current backup Jake Rudock.

October 18, 2017 10:05 PM
Brad Kaaya: Let go by Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kaaya was waived Tuesday by the Panthers, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

Kaaya was waived in order to make room for the signing of linebacker Andrew Gachkar. Kaaya could end up on a practice roster if a team is in need of an emergency quarterback. Garrett Gilbert now will effectively become the third-string quarterback for Carolina.

September 3, 2017 03:44 PM
Panthers' Brad Kaaya: Picked up by Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kaaya was claimed by the Panthers off waivers Sunday, Albert Breer of reports.

It makes sense that the Panthers want to cushion their depth chart with three quarterbacks seeing as Cam Newton has taken a beating the past few years as Carolina's starter. Don't expect Kaaya to make fantasy contributions in 2017, though.

September 2, 2017 05:00 PM
Brad Kaaya: Waived by Lions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kaaya was waived by the Lions on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Despite showing improvement directing the team's offense, Kaaya has been let go. His release cements Jake Rudock as the Lions' backup QB.

August 27, 2017 03:52 PM
Lions' Brad Kaaya: Showing improvement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kaaya has shown improvement in directing the Lions offense, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. "Where I am now compared to OTAs, I'd say is night and day," Kaaya said.

Though Kaaya seemingly had a hard time directing the offense at first, the rookie seems to be taking steps in the right direction. In fact, head coach Jim Caldwell recently praised Kaaya's ability to "digest and regurgitate" a "voluminous" playbook. Unfortunately, the Lions probably won't carry more than two quarterbacks into the regular season, so he still seems destined for the practice squad.

August 5, 2017 03:24 PM
Lions' Brad Kaaya: Struggling in training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kaaya has a "zero percent chance" to beat out Jake Rudock for the Lions' backup QB job, Kyle Meinke of reports.

There's a chance the Lions carry three quarterbacks into the regular season, but that seems unlikely with Jake Rudock proving capable as a backup. The smart money is on Kaaya opening the season on the practice squad.

April 30, 2017 11:52 PM
Lions' Brad Kaaya: In mix for backup QB role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kaaya should compete with Jake Rudock for the No. 2 quarterback job, Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press reports.

The Lions made it clear how much they think of Rudock by uncharacteristically carrying him as their No. 3 QB on the active roster the majority of the 2016 season -- in order to ensure another team couldn't sign him off their practice squad -- and subsequently parting ways with incumbent backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky earlier this offseason. However, Detroit management probably wasn't expecting a quarterback of Kaaya's caliber to fall to the end of the sixth round and couldn't resist when he landed in their laps. While the Miami (Fl.) product might lack the ideal frame to succeed at the professional level, he likely offers higher upside than Rudock and could make a bid for the backup job out of the gates if he can put together impressive summer and preseason showings.

April 30, 2017 05:00 AM
Lions' Brad Kaaya: Picked by Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions selected Kaaya in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 215th overall.

Kaaya was one of the better quarterbacks in college football the last three years, starting as a true freshman and finishing his three-year run with 9,968 yards (8.4 YPA), 69 touchdowns and 24 interceptions. Kaaya (6-foot-4, 214 pounds) is a skinny quarterback, however, and for some reason didn't add any weight since his freshman year. The NFL was evidently skeptical about his physical ability to play the position.

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Miami (FL)
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