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