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Detroit Lions sign former Michigan QB Jake Rudock to the active roster

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Lions promoted Rudock from the practice squad to keep Bears at bay.

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Any Michigan Wolverines fans who catch the Detroit Lions game while eating some Thanksgiving turkey might see a familiar face on the sidelines.

Former UM quarterback Jake Rudock has been moved from the Lions’ practice squad to the active roster:

Why the move? Because the Bears were trying to sign him, per the Detroit Free-Press. With Jay Cutler out with an injury, Chicago was out quarterback shopping, so Detroit made sure he was off the market.

Huge congrats to Rudock, a sixth-round draft pick, for the promotion. He’ll be the third-string quarterback for the Thanksgiving Day game.

The Lions face off against the Minnesota Vikings from Ford Field tomorrow at 12:30 ET. CBS is handling the broadcast.