Jul 30, 2013; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Patrick Edwards (83) makes a catch while bend defended by Ross Weaver (34) during training camp at Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Changes Coming to the Detroit Lions Practice Squad?


The Detroit Lions were disappointed to lose Chris Greenwood when the Dallas Cowboys signed him to their active roster late last month. The drafted him in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft knowing the former NCAA Division III player would take some development and while injuries made it a slower process than they likely thought it would be, they still believed in his potential.

Players signed from another team’s practice squad count against their new team’s 53-man roster for a minimum of three weeks. That period of time ended with the close of week six of the NFL schedule this past weekend. With Greenwood failing to appear in a game for the Cowboys, it came as no surprise that the Cowboys waived him today. Should he clear waivers, Greenwood would be able to rejoin the Lions practice squad.

But that may not be the only change the Lions make to their practice squad roster this week. The Lions waived wide receiver Patrick Edwards yesterday and he passed through waivers today. The Lions obviously decided they could make better use of a spot on the 53-man roster but would they bring Edwards back on the practice squad? He is eligible and Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press tweeted today that Edwards’ locker hasn’t been cleaned out. Hardly sounds like a guy who is definitely leaving town.

The current practice squad roster looks like this:
OG Rodney Austin
FB Shaun Chapas
WR Corey Fuller
LB Brandon Hepburn
RB/KR Steven Miller
DT Xavier Proctor
WR Jeremy Ross
DT Jimmy Saddler-McQueen

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  • Herman Moore

    Interesting… I didn’t know Greenwood was waived by the “Boys. Hope the Lions pick him back up. I expected some effort might be made to hang on to Edwards, but who will go?

    • http://sidelionreport.com/ Zac Snyder

      My guess is that Chapas, Proctor and Ross are the three most at risk.

      • Herman Moore

        My guess is Chapas… never could figure out why they kept a FB anyway.