BYU football: Taysom Hill cut by the Green Bay Packers; Kai Nacua makes Cleveland Browns

Taysom Hill’s journey with the Green Bay Packers has come to an end. At least for now. Despite a very strong showing in the preseason, the former BYU signal caller has been released by the team.

He wasn’t the only former Cougar let go by the Packers who also cut ties with Colby Pearson in the past week.

While Pearson’s departure wasn’t a shock, Hill’s was a little bit of a head scratcher after some really good performances in game action for Green Bay.

And it’s a move that not everyone agrees with.

Michael Cohen, who covers the Packers for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel called the move a big risk before explaining why.

While his time in Green Bay was short, one thing is for sure, he made a big impression with his play on the field during the preseason.

The key part for Hill was he was able to show how versatile he could be in the pocket. He displayed his tremendous running ability, including this huge touchdown running against the Washington Redskins.

He also came up big with his arm as he delivered a pair of nice touchdown throws.

We will find out soon enough if Hill will clear waivers and end up on the practice squad or if another team will roll the dice on the undrafted free agent and give him a chance on an active roster.

Other former Cougars who have been cut are wide receiver Jordan Leslie by the Cleveland Browns and offensive lineman De’Ondre Wesley of the Baltimore Ravens.

Update: Michael Davis was cut by the Chargers, Mitch Mathews was let go by the Dolphins, but it’s not all bad news as Kai Nacua made the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent.

 

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