Lions at Falcons: Flurry of roster moves, final injury report

Bo Scarbrough, Detroit Lions (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Bo Scarbrough, Detroit Lions (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /

As the Detroit Lions prepare to take on the Falcons, they make a flurry of roster moves

The Detroit Lions are looking to extend their winning streak to two games as they take on the 1-5 Atlanta Falcons this Sunday in Georgia. The Falcons are looking to do the same after securing their first victory of the year against the Minnesota Vikings at home in Week Six.

In preparation for Sunday’s contest at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Lions made a flurry of moves on Saturday. That included activating players off of Injured Reserve, promoting a player to the active roster, signing more to the practice squad, and the outright release of others.

On Saturday, the Lions activated both running back Bo Scarbrough and defensive back Mike Ford off of the Reserved/Injured; Designated for Return list. Detroit also released offensive guard Kenny Wiggins and cornerback Chris Jones. That according to ESPN’s Michael Rothstein via Twitter.

The Lions also made several moves along their practice squad on Saturday. Detroit promoted tight end, Isaac Nauta, from the practice squad to the active roster.

The team also released two players from their practice squad. Those players being running back Dalyn Dawkins and tight end Matt Sokol. Detroit signed both earlier this week. In their place, the Lions inked offensive lineman Beau Benzschawel and punter Arryn Siposs to the practice squad.

As for the Detroit Lions’ final injury report, which was released on Friday, Motown is entering their Week Seven matchup against the Falcons relativity healthy. Of the six players who appeared on the report, only cornerback Desmond Trufant (hamstring) has been designated as being officially out for the game against Atlanta.

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Wide receiver Danny Amendola (foot), offensive guard Joe Dahl (groin), defensive end Trey Flowers (wrist), wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. (knee), and center Frank Ragnow (groin) were all full participants during Friday’s practice session and are expected to play on Sunday.