The Lions were pretty thin at cornerback for their game against the Packers last Sunday because of a variety of injuries. Surprisingly, the backups that were forced into starting played quite well for Detroit. Brandon McDonald, who was claimed off waivers back in October, was one of the guys that rose to the occasion for Detroit. Unfortunately, he suffered a broken forearm during the game, so the Lions went ahead and placed him on injured reserve since his recovery time would be more than the three weeks left in the season.
To fill McDonald's spot on the roster, the Lions signed Caleb Campbell off their practice squad. Campbell was signed off the practice squad back in November for Detroit's game against the Cowboys. He was quickly released and put back on the practice squad, but now he is once again back on the active roster, meaning he can focus on getting ready for the Buccaneers rather than decorating the Lions' linebackers room for Christmas.
Taking Campbell's spot on the practice squad is wide receiver Roy Hall. He was drafted by the Colts in the fifth round back in 2007. The former Ohio State Buckeye spent a couple seasons with Indianapolis before joining New Orleans for about a month this past offseason. He played for the Omaha Nighthawks in the UFL this fall.