Lions Reportedly Sign Anthony Madison

The Detroit Lions have reportedly filled their vacant spot on the roster with cornerback Anthony Madison. The vacancy was created when linebacker Isaiah Ekejiuba was placed on injured reserve today with a season-ending shoulder injury. He suffered the injury on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

Madison was actually with the Lions before being released during the final round of NFL roster cuts. He joined the team in August after spending last season with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Madison impressed as a special teams player, but with five cornerbacks and seven linebackers making the team, there wasn't enough room to keep him around.

With Ekejiuba, one of the Lions' top special teams players, now out for the season, the move to sign Madison isn't too surprising. They didn't see the need to add another linebacker, so they brought in a top notch special teams player to fill the void created by Ekejiuba's injury.

Madison could play cornerback if injuries forced him to, but most of his time with the Lions will be spent on the special teams cover units.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Pride Of Detroit

You must be a member of Pride Of Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pride Of Detroit. You should read them.

Join Pride Of Detroit

You must be a member of Pride Of Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pride Of Detroit. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker