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Lions Establish Practice Squad

In addition to the signing/claiming of two players and the releasing of two more, the Lions also established their practice squad today.  Eight players comprise the practice squad, giving the Lions depth beyond their active roster for when injuries happen throughout the season.  It's not exactly a case of if injuries happen as they always do, and many players from the practice squad join the active roster at some point in a season to fill in for injured players.

Should any injuries happen this season, the Lions will first look to these eight members of the practice squad for added depth:

QB Drew Henson
RB Allen Ervin
WR Eric Fowler
WR Kenneth Moore
TE Jake Nordin
OG Matt Butler
LB Darnell Bing
S LaMarcus Hicks

Of the eight players on the practice squad, four were released yesterday by the Lions (Henson, Moore, Bing, and Hicks).  Eric Fowler has been on and off the team in a matter of days on separate occasions this summer, but he wasn't with the Lions when final cuts were made yesterday.