Perhaps in response to the hamstring injury that is likely to force Jeff Backus to miss his first game as a professional, the Detroit Lions made a minor move today in adding Justin Boren to their practice squad.
Riley Reiff has seen practice time at a variety of positions including guard but Reiff will be locked into a spot at tackle if Backus is forced to miss an extended period.
Adding Boren gives the Lions a little more depth on the interior of their offensive line as he is primarily a guard but has spent some time at center.
Boren went undrafted out of Ohio State in 2011 but latched on with the Baltimore Ravens as a member of their practice squad. The Ravens released Boren in September after the two sides agreed to an injury settlement.
Defensive tackle Jimmy Sadler-McQueen was released to make room on the practice squad.
Some might view the recent benching and sending home of Titus Young as further evidence that the Detroit Lions have some serious internal issues. That is clearly not the case with Boren, an expert on family values, willing to enter the picture.