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Lions Release Alama-Francis, Gordon, and Jennings; Three More Signed to Practice Squad

The Lions have just sent out a press release confirming the Kevin O'Connell trade and announcing some other roster moves.

Allen Park, Mich. - The Detroit Lions announced today that they have traded QB Kevin O’Connell to the New York Jets for an undisclosed future draft pick. The team also released DE Ikaika Alama-Francis, CB Cletis Gordon and WR Adam Jennings.

Seven players were signed today by the Lions to the team’s practice squad, including: WR John Broussard (San Jose State), TE Carson Butler (Michigan), RB Tristan Davis (Auburn), LB Zack Follett (California), C Dan Gerberry (Ball State), TE Dan Gronkowski (Maryland) and T Lydon Murtha (Nebraska).

With Marcus McCauley and Yamon Figurs set to join the team, that means there are still two open spots on the roster.  You can assume that McCauley took Gordon's spot and Figurs basically replaced Jennings.  What does that mean for the other two open spots?  Well, I'm guessing the Lions have signed or claimed a defensive lineman, as that would explain why Ikaika Alama-Francis was released.  As for who will be brought in to fill O'Connell's spot on the team, that remains to be seen.  One thing is for sure -- the Lions are not done making changes to their roster just yet.