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.