After a brief stint with the Dallas Cowboys, second-year cornerback Chris Greenwood has returned to the Detroit Lions’ practice squad, per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
Lions released RB Steven Miller from the practice squad to sign CB Chris Greenwood.
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) October 17, 2013
It is, however, perhaps the other part of this tweet you may be interested in. Rookie running back Steven Miller, who was widely thought of as a potential answer in the return game, was released to make room for Greenwood. Apparently that means he won’t be replacing Michael Spurlock as return specialist any time soon.
The fact that Greenwood didn’t stick with the Cowboys as an active roster member isn’t a huge surprise. The Lions are very high on his upside, not his current level of play. He has the measurables to be an elite cornerback, but he still struggles, technique-wise, with even the basics of the position.
As far as Miller goes, apparently the Lions have seen all they needed to, and determined there wasn’t a question he looked like an answer to. Neither of these moves is likely to make a lot of immediate impact, but by next season it could. It really just depends on how much Greenwood develops, and how fast.