Detroit Lions Sign Patrick Edwards Cut Derrick Hopkins From PS




The Detroit Lions have released defensive tackle Derrick Hopkins from their practice squad.  He was replaced by wide receiver Patrick Edwards.  Edwards, who has been with the Lions for a few years both on the practice squad and the active roster, was let go during this year’s roster cuts prior to the season.  His addition to the practice squad is a bit confusing considering that the Lions already have Andrew Peacock on the practice squad.  With Calvin Johnson being out last week, Ryan Broyles, the team’s number 5 receiver was active but only played two snaps while being healthy.  If they were playing quite a bit of 4 and 5 receiver sets, it would make sense that the team would add an additional receiver, but considering they do mostly 2 and 3 receiver sets, I do not understand the need to add an additional receiver.  Still though, adding a familiar face at that position puts them in good position should injuries occur and they need to promote someone.


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