The Detroit Lions made a few practice squad moves today in addition to the several active roster moves they made. Earlier this weekend, Jordan Thompson was released from the active roster. He was signed to the practice squad today. The Lions signed two other players today to the practice squad who are new additions to the team. They added corner Trevin Wade and defensive tackle Roy Philon. In order to accomodate the additional player, they released wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah from the practice squad. So in total they added three and released one from the practice squad.
Trevin Wade was a former 7th round pick for the Cleveland Browns. He was drafted in 2012 and released last August. He then signed on with the New Orleans Saints. He has had a very unproductive NFL career so far, but he was pretty solid in college recording 12 interceptions over his career. At 5’10 and 190 lbs, Wade is likely being looked at for a nickel corner type of role.
Roy Philon is a rookie out of Louisville who has good size for a defensive tackle at 6’3 and 291lbs. He played defensive end for the Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers but will play defensive tackle for the Lions. Philon fills a need at the position with the Lions short on healthy defensive tackles. While he is not likely to crack the active roster this year, he does provide the needed help in practice while the team evaluates him as a player.
With the omission of Jerome Couplin from the practice squad and active roster, it will be interesting to see if he has landed elsewhere or if the team has simply decided to move on without him.