Mohamed Sanu was a beast in the old Big East while playing for Rutgers University from 2009-2011. But since Rutgers joined the Big Ten in 2014, it’s now up to the new league to track the winding course of his career as though it had been their own.

Sanu was cut from the San Francisco 49er’s after three games this season and has signed on with the Detroit Lions as a practice squad player, per a tweet from the franchise’s official account.

Over eight seasons in the NFL, Sanu has split the majority of his career between stints with the Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons, experiencing various levels of success at each stop. Overall, the former Scarlet Knight has had a solid professional career, catching 404 passes for 4,516 yards (11.2 yards per reception) and scored 26 receiving touchdowns. 

Whether or not his time catching passes on Sundays has come to an end remains unknown, but the Lions had a need on the practice squad they filled with the former first-team All-Big East player.