Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
The Detroit Lions have added Shaun Chapas from the practice squad and released Lance Long.
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.