All familiar names and no surprises among the 10 players the Detroit Lions named to the practice squad Sunday. All 10 had been cut as the Lions got to 53 men on Saturday and had to clear waivers.
The 10 are: G Rodney Austin, FB Emil Igwenagu, S Nate Ness, WR Andrew Peacock, DT Xavier Proctor, CB Mohammed Seisay, LB Julian Stanford, TE Jordan Thompson, T Michael Williams and RB George Winn.
Austin was in a battle with Travis Swanson at the guard/center position. Austin, who was undrafted out of Elon, was on the practice squad in 2013 until he was signed to the active roster in late November.
Winn had a particularly good camp and was a standout in preseason games. He was undrafted in 2013 and played on practice squads of five NFL teams. Should Joique Bell get injured, Winn could step in as the power back.
Michael Williams, who is making the transition from tight end to tackle, was in a battle with Cornelius Lucas for a roster spot. Williams has made good strides since the change in the offseason, but a season on the practice squad will benefit him.
The Lions didn’t bring back cornerback Chris Greenwood who was eligible for the practice squad.
Practice squad players make a minimum of $6,300 per week for 17 weeks — $107,100.