Following the 2019 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions gave OT Ryan Pope the most lucrative UDFA guaranteed deal of the offseason ( as they reportedly outbid upwards of 20 other teams for his services.
When the signing was announced, many felt Pope had an inside track of making the Lions’ roster but as we learned on Sunday, that is not how things panned out as he was cut.
Well, according to reports, Pope had plenty of options after getting cut by the Lions and he eventually decided to sign with the San Francisco 49ers, where he has been added to their practice squad.
OT Ryan Pope signed with the #49ers practice squad after getting offered spots with four NFL teams, according to a source.
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) September 2, 2019
As training camp played out in Detroit, it was pretty obvious that Pope was struggling to prove he was worthy of a roster spot with the Lions and it was no surprise that he was cut.