Earlier this morning, the Washington Football Team announced that they had signed former Carolina Panther, Jordan Kunaszyk, an undrafted linebacker out of the University of California, to their practice squad.
We have signed the following player to the practice squad:— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) September 26, 2020
LB Jordan Kunaszyk
The undrafted Kunaszyk made the Panthers’ roster last year by having a great pre-season and training camp. According to Panthers’ GM, Marty Hurney:
“We just feel like we had a young linebacker who really has the skill set, has our DNA, has the approach down and we just didn’t want to risk putting him out there. I think he would have been a guy teams would have found attractive. He’s just going to get better and better, and he gives us good depth.”
I’m told Sacramento’s (Roseville HS) Jordan Kunaszyk, the former Cal star, who was a UDFA & made this amazing INT the highlight of his preseason tape - has made the Carolina Panthers 53 man roster. pic.twitter.com/byvEqJVbhO— Sean Cunningham (@SeanCunningham) August 31, 2019
During his senior season with the Cal Bears, Kunaszyk accumulated the 5th most tackles in the FBS (148), 4 sacks, and 5 forced fumbles. He earned first team PAC-12 and second team All America honors as a result.
I suspect, at least initially, Kunaszyk will be potential special teams depth, and perhaps eventually someone who could get a look as linebacking depth.