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Former Nebraska QB Tanner Lee Gets Tough NFL News

Tanner Lee rolls out of the pocket.

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 04: Quarterback Tanner Lee #13 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers passes against the Northwestern Wildcats at Memorial Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Former Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee received some tough news for his NFL future.

After an injury to backup running back Alfred Blue, the Jacksonville Jaguars need to make room for an additional running back.

That meant the end of the line for Lee, who was released by the team this morning.

Jacksonville signed former North Carolina running back Elijah Hood after releasing Lee.

The former Nebraska quarterback tossed for over 3,000 yards and 23 touchdowns during his one season with the Huskers.

The star transfer quarterback entered the 2017 season as a darkhorse Heisman candidate. Despite the pre-season hype, Lee struggled through much of the season, throwing 16 interceptions.

He parlayed his final year at Nebraska into an NFL contract. Jacksonville selected Lee in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL draft.

He started his career on the practice squad before getting called up after a rash of injuries to the quarterbacks on the roster in December 2018.

After a rough preseason, Lee finds himself in need of a new team.

Jacksonville drafted former Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew in the 2019 NFL draft to back up Nick Foles. The team also have former Florida International quarterback Alex McGough on the roster.