The Lions announced they have signed QB Jordan Ta’amu and RB Jordan Scarlett to the practice squad.
In a corresponding move, Detroit released RB Dalyn Dawkins and P Arryn Siposs.
The #Lions have signed RB Jordan Scarlett and QB Jordan Ta’amu to the practice squad, and released RB Dalyn Dawkins and P Arryn Siposs from the practice squad.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) December 16, 2020
Detroit’s practice squad now includes:
- DB Jalen Elliott
- WR Tom Kennedy
- LB Anthony Pittman
- DB Bobby Price
- DB Dee Virgin
- LS Steven Wirtel
- WR/RB Kerrith Whyte (Injured)
- LB Kareem Martin
- C Marcus Martin
- WR Victor Bolden
- OT Dan Skipper
- DT Albert Huggins
- DB Alexander Myres
- G Evan Brown
- TE Jerell Adams
- RB Jordan Scarlett
- QB Jordan Ta’amu
Ta’amu, 23, wound up going undrafted out of Ole Miss last May. He took part in the Raiders’ rookie minicamp but wasn’t signed to a contract afterward.
Ta’amu caught on with the Texans during training camp in August but was waived coming out of the preseason. He was allocated to the St. Louis Battlehawks during the XFL’s expansion draft and won the competition for the starting job.
After the league folded, Ta’amu caught on with the Chiefs this offseason.
In five games for the Battlehawks, Ta’amu completed 97 of 134 passing attempts (72.7 completion %) for 1,050 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed 41 times for 217 yards and one touchdown.
During his two years at Ole Miss, Ta’amu threw for 5,600 yards while completing 64.5 percent of his passes to go along with 30 touchdowns and 12 interceptions over the course of 19 games. He also rushed for 507 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Scarlett, 25, was selected in the fifth round out of Florida by the Panthers in 2019. He was entering the second year of a four-year, $2.8M contract when the Panthers waived him this past August.
In 2019, Scarlett appeared in nine games for the Panthers and rushed for nine yards on four carries (2.3 YPC) and no touchdowns.