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Lions Sign Terrence Toliver To Practice Squad, Release Casey Bender

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The Detroit Lions have made another change to their practice squad. On Tuesday, they signed wide receiver Terrence Toliver, who worked out for the team last week, and released offensive tackle Casey Bender.

Toliver entered the NFL this year as an undrafted free agent from LSU. He spent some time with the Houston Texans but was let go in September after suffering an injury. He has now found a spot with the Lions as one of two receivers on the practice squad (Nate Hughes is the other).

Bender joined the Lions practice squad before the start of the regular season after being let go by the Indianapolis Colts during the final round of NFL roster cuts. With Detroit adding a ninth offensive lineman to the team with the Leonard Davis signing, the Lions likely decided it wasn't necessary to keep two offensive linemen on the practice squad (offensive guard Jacques McClendon is still on the practice squad). If an injury happens, extra depth is already on the roster with Davis on the team.