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New York Jets Signs Former BYU DB Off 49ers’ Practice Squad

Dec 23, 2021, 3:51 PM
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Inglewood, CA - August 22: Defensive back Kai Nacua #43 of the San Francisco 49ers sacks quarterback Chase Daniel #7 of the Los Angeles Chargers in the second half of a NFL football game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood in Inglewood on Sunday, August 22, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images)
(Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The New York Jets announced the signing of a former BYU Cougars defensive back off the San Francisco 49ers’ practice squad.

New York signed former BYU safety Kai Nacua on Thursday, December 23.

Prior to joining the Jets, Nacua was a member of the Niners’ practice squad.

About Kai Nacua

Prior to his time in the NFL, Nacua played defensive back at BYU from 2013-16.

During his time with the Cougars, Nacua had 158 total tackles, 111 solo tackles, eight tackles for loss, two quarterback hits, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and 14 interceptions.

The safety joined the Cleveland Browns shortly after going undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft.

During his rookie campaign, Nacua played in 16 games, including three starts.

Since then, the defensive back has spent time with the Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts, and 49ers.

He owns career starts of 15 total tackles and 13 solo tackles in 21 games played.

The Jets currently own a 3-11 record this season.

New York’s next game is against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, December 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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