The Detroit Lions' 2012 practice squad is now full. On Sunday night, the Lions added fullback Shaun Chapas and defensive lineman Lorenzo Washington, according to Tim Twentyman, giving them the maximum of eight players on the practice squad.
Chapas was a seventh-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2011 and was let go during the final round of cuts this year. He played at Georgia in college and is another former teammate of Matthew Stafford. Earlier on Sunday, the Lions added former Georgia wide receiver Kris Durham to their practice squad.
Washington entered the NFL in 2010 as an undrafted free agent out of Alabama. He has bounced around on a few teams since then, including the Cowboys, New England Patriots and New York Jets. It doesn't appear that he has been with a team since being let go before the regular season last year, but now he is on the Lions' practice squad.
With , the Lions need to release somebody from their 53-man roster to make room for him. The thinking was that somebody like signingJonte Green would be released and signed to the practice squad, but with the Lions filling it up on Sunday, perhaps that won't end up happening. The Lions could obviously simply release a player from the practice squad to make room for someone like Green, but why fill it up only to release somebody a day later? I suppose we will just have to wait and see how this plays out on Monday.