The Detroit Lions announced a roster move just hours before kickoff against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football. Free agent cornerback Justin Miller returns to the team after failing to survive the final roster cuts during training camp.
Miller worked out for the team earlier this week with Alphonso Smith. Smith was signed a day later but Miller had to wait a couple extra days to get his call. He helps bolster a cornerback unit ravaged by injuries and also brings kick return capabilities to the team. He will wear number 43, just as he did in preseason play.
The Lions have released linebacker Doug Hogue to make room for Miller on the roster. The Lions were hopeful Hogue would take a big step forward in his development this year but it hasn’t happened for the second-year player.