After re-signing Aveion Cason on Tuesday to improve the kick return game, the Lions made a move on Wednesday to improve punt returns. The Lions claimed wide receiver Adam Jennings, who was released by the Falcons on Tuesday. Jennings' main role will be to return punts, which is what his primary job was with the Falcons. The Seahawks and Vikings also claimed Jennings, but since the Lions have the worst record in the league, they have priority over every other NFL team when it comes to players on the waiver wire.
To make room on the roster for Jennings, the Lions released quarterback Drew Henson. Henson cleared waivers, allowing the Lions to re-sign him to the practice squad, which is where he was before Jon Kitna went on IR. Defensive back Antonio Smith was also signed to the practice squad to fill the vacancy created by LaMarcus Hicks, who was re-signed to the active roster last Saturday.