Just a day after adding running back James Davis to the practice squad, the Detroit Lions placed him on the practice squad injured list. This means a spot opened up on the practice squad, and the Lions decided to fill it with a familiar name.
Clapp was let go during the final round of NFL roster cuts. By then it was clear the Lions had no use for a fullback in the offense, so it was no surprise he was released. Perhaps now that he's on the practice squad the Lions will give some consideration to using a fullback again in the future. If not, then perhaps Clapp will at the very least help the Lions prepare for teams that do still utilize a fullback.