Detroit Lions add 10 players to their practice squad
After cutting several of their players on Saturday, the Detroit Lions have re-signed ten who passed through waivers to the team’s practice squad.
This is one of the busiest weekends of the year for NFL teams like the Detroit Lions. Not only did every team have to trim their rosters down from 90-man to only 53 players on Saturday afternoon, but decisions have to be made as to whether there could be players hitting the open market worth adding to their squad.
For the Lions, they won two players they placed a waiver claim on Sunday, former Minnesota Vikings guard Zac Kerin and offensive tackle Brian Mihalik from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
As for the players Detroit waived, only rookie quarterback Brad Kaaya and tight end Khari Lee were claimed. Kaaya will be added to the Carolina Panthers’ active roster, while Lee is headed to Buffalo to join the Bills.
As for the rest of the Lions’ unclaimed waivers, Detroit has elected to sign ten of them to the team’s practice squad. Those players are…
Thurston Armbrister, Linebacker
Adairius Barnes, Cornerback
Jace Billingsley, Wide Receiver
Dontez Ford, Wide Receiver
Leo Koloamatangi, Center
Derrick Lott, Defensive Tackle
Rolan Milligan, Safety
Storm Norton, Offensive Tackle
Pat O’Connor, Defensive End
Cole Wick, Tight End
Brad Kaaya and Pat O’Connor were the Lions’ sixth and seventh round selections respectively in the 2017 NFL Draft. O’Connor is saved here on the practice squad after a solid performance in the preseason.
And many fans will be happy to see Jace Billingsley make the practice squad once again. For the second straight preseason, the 24-year old slot receiver has led the Lions in receptions. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to beat out wide receivers T.J. Jones or Jared Abbrederis for a role on the active roster.
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Practice squad players do exactly as they are titled. They help the team practice and do not participate in games unless called up to the active roster. Each NFL team is allowed 10 players on their practice squad and they can be signed away by other NFL teams and placed on their active rosters as long as they are not facing the Lions that particular week.