Lions sign Shaun Chapas from practice squad, release Lance Long

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

The Detroit Lions have added Shaun Chapas from the practice squad and released Lance Long.

The Detroit Lions have made a change to their roster by signing fullback Shaun Chapas from the practice squad and releasing wide receiver Lance Long. The move was announced on Friday evening.

The move to add Chapas was done to give the Lions extra depth at tight end. Although Chapas is a fullback, he can also play tight end if needed, according to Tim Twentyman. With tight end Brandon Pettigrew doubtful for Sunday's game, the Lions were down to Tony Scheffler and Will Heller, so they decided to add Chapas for extra depth.

Long had just re-signed with the Lions last week to take Titus Young's spot on the roster. Long, who spent training camp with the Lions, was inactive for last Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers.

Calvin Johnson, Kris Durham, Mike Thomas and Brian Robiskie served as the active receivers in Green Bay, and they will likely be the same four who are active this week against the Arizona Cardinals.

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