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:
Lions have signed QB Jake Rudock to the active roster from the practice squad. That fills their open roster spot.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) November 23, 2016
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.