Miami (CBSMiami) – It’s never easy for a late-round rookie to make his way in the NFL.READ MORE: Tracking The Tropics: Tropical Depression 18 Strengthening In Central Atlantic
On Monday, former Miami Hurricanes quarterback Brad Kaaya was waived for the third time overall, and second time by the Detroit Lions.
The Lions cut Kaaya to make room on the roster for defensive tackle Khyri Thornton, who returns from a six-game suspension for violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. Thornton was activated Monday afternoon as Kaaya was released.READ MORE: Miami Proud: The American Museum Of The Cuban Diaspora Shares The History Of Those Who Left
Kaaya could remain in Detroit on the Lions practice squad if he clears waivers.MORE NEWS: Georgia Doctor Thomas Wyatt Accused Of Molesting Boys Charged In Miami-Dade
The Lions drafted Kaaya in the sixth round back in April. Kaaya was released by the Lions after preseason, claimed by the Panthers, cut by the Panthers, claimed by the Lions and cut again, less than a week later.