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A three-year starter at Colorado where he threw for nearly 10,000 yards, Montez spent most of last season on Washington's practice squad. He was waived by Washington on Tuesday after he was beaten out by Kyle Allen for the No. 3 job.
The Lions also signed linebacker Tavante Beckett, receiver Sage Surratt and tight end Shane Zylstra to the practice squad, with the signings of Surratt and Zylstra announced by their agent on Twitter.
Surratt signed with the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Wake Forest in May and was waived Tuesday.
Zylstra, the younger brother of Carolina Panthers receiver Brandon Zylstra, played wide receiver at Minnesota State, where he finished as the school's all-time leader in receptions (227), receiving yards (4,297) and receiving touchdowns (54).
He went undrafted in 2020 and transitioned to tight end this year.
NFL teams can have up to 16 players on their practice squads again this fall.
This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions sign QB Steven Montez to practice squad