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A Former Star College Football Quarterback Has Been Released

A closeup of J.T. Barrett during an Ohio State game.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 02: Quarterback J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on against the Wisconsin Badgers during the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

J.T. Barrett has reportedly received some unfortunate news regarding his NFL career.

The former star Ohio State quarterback, who signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent, has reportedly been released from the practice squad, according to a new report.

Saints place Tommylee Lewis on injured reserve, release J.T. Barrett

— (@NOLAnews) September 19, 2018

">is reporting that Barrett has been cut from the Saints' practice squad today:

To make room for the additions of defensive lineman Jay Bromley and practice squad linebacker Darnell Sankey, the New Orleans Saints placed wide receiver Tommylee Lewis on injured reserve and released quarterback J.T. Barrett. Lewis had only seen five snaps on offense through two games, contributing mainly as the Saints' primary return man. He debuted as the Saints' opening day kickoff returner, but yielded the job last week to quarterback Taysom Hill.

The Saints are off to a 1-1 start this season.

Barrett will now have to attempt to start his NFL career elsewhere.