Injuries force Lions to make moves
According to published reports, the Lions made a handful of moves Tuesday, reflecting the banged-up status of the squad.
According to ProFootballTalk.com’s Mike Florio, the Lions cut defensive tackle Chuck Darby, and signed cornerback DeMarcus Faggins.
Agent Drew Rosenhaus posted a tweet on his Twitter account earlier in the afternoon, noting that the Lions had re-acquired wide receiver John Standeford, who took the roster spot left open when the team placed wide receiver Adam Jennings on injured reserve on Monday.
Standeford nine games with the Lions last year, starting four, and grabbing 15 passes. The Lions finished Sunday’s game with just three healthy receivers available.
Darby also spent last season with the Lions — both he and Standeford were let go at the final roster cutdown at the end of training camp — but was brought back when rookie defensive tackle Sammie Hill was limited by an ankle injury, and was inactive for Sunday’s loss to the Steelers.
A 2002 draft pick who spent his entire career with the Houston Texans, Faggins gives the Lions a body to bolster the secondary, which was hit by a “significant” injury to the shoulder of nickel back Eric King.