Manuel on IR, Smith signed
ALLEN PARK Defensive back DeAngelo Smith was signed by the Lions from the Chicago Bears practice squad and practiced today. He is the eighth defensive back the Lions have acquired since Sept. 4.
The Lions are thin at defensive back with safety Marquand Manuel (shoulder) being placed on Injured Reserve today. Manuel started six games and played in all nine. Also cornerback Jack Williams (knee) was placed on Injured Reserve on Tuesday. Williams had signed with the Lions on Nov. 10 and was injured on his first snap on the Lions' defense.