As of 4pm ET yesterday, all NFL teams had to drop their roster size from 80 to the regular-season limit of 53 players.  This left several hundreds of players across the NFL team-less, but still up for grabs in free agent signings, waiver claims and practice squad.


The Detroit Lions used this to their advantaged and signed quarterback Nate Sudfeld this morning as a back up to Jared Goff after waiving David Blough.  They also acquired DT Benito Jones from the Miami Dolphins through waiver claims.


Younger players who were part of the final round of roster cuts yesterday are available to have a waiver claim placed on them up until noon today.


Once that deadline is up, all unclaimed players become free agents and teams are able to begin signing them to the practice squad.


The NFL allows practice squads to contain up to 16 players.  Here is the initial 2022 Detroit Lions Practice Squad:


TE Garret Griffin

CB Saivion Smith

WR Tom Kennedy

CB AJ Parker

RB Justin Jackson

LB James Houston

WR Maurice Alexander

T Obinna Eze

DL Bruce Hector

LB Anthony Pittman

T Dan Skipper

LB Jarrad Davis

TE Derrick Deese


Starting today at 4pm ET, teams can place players from the 53-man roster on IR. Those players have the eligibility of returning after a minimum of 4 games


Maddy Miller – Lions Beat Reporter

Photo Credit: Detroit Free Press

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By Published On: August 31st, 2022Categories: Detroit Lions, Uncategorized

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