The Detroit Lions are just a day away from taking on the Cincinnati Bengals but that didn’t stop them from making a roster move today. Tight end Dorin Dickerson was signed earlier in the week but he has been released with the Lions promoting Jeremy Ross from the practice squad to the active roster.
Ross was the Green Bay Packers return man to start the season but mistakes cost him his roster spot just three games in. Detroit Free Press beat writer Dave Birkett reports that the Lions have used Ross strictly as a wide receiver since joining the team so this move has nothing to do with the return game, although that is subject to change.
This may just end up being a swap of players who would be inactive on gameday anyway but with Patrick Edwards now on the practice squad and Joseph Fauria emerging as a reliable pass catching tight end, the move makes sense.
It also opens up a spot on the practice squad and it wouldn’t be surprising to see that go to Steven Miller who was released to make room for the return of Chris Greenwood.