4. QB P.J. Walker
Walker lost his grip on the No. 2 quarterback spot for the Bears, who are going with undrafted rookie Tyson Bagent behind Justin Fields.
The Lions are likely to be taking two quarterbacks into the season on the 53-man roster. But the ranks of options to have on the practice squad thinned a little when Nate Sudfeld suffered a torn ACL in the preseason finale. Rookie UDFA Adrian Martinez was waived, but he is a strong candidate to land back on the practice squad.
Walker was released by the Bears on Sunday. It's an important distinction, as opposed to being waived, meaning he does not have to pass through the waivers and can sign immediately.
Walker hasn't put up big numbers, but he has a bit of experience, playing in 15 NFL games with seven starts (five starts for the Carolina Panthers last season). He also played in the XFL during an abbreviated 2020 season, leading the Houston Roughnecks to a 5-0 record as threw for more than 1,300 yards with 15 touchdowns and four interceptions.
Walker would probably best fit with the Lions if they decide to keep a third quarterback on the 53-man roster. But he'd be a faint possibility to be signed to the practice squad too.