The Detroit Lions made yet another change to their roster on Monday morning by signing tight end Cameron Morrah. He worked out for the team prior to signing, and the Lions decided to make room for him by waiving linebacker Cory Greenwood with the injured designation.
Morrah, who was a seventh-round pick in 2009, joins the Lions after spending some time this offseason with the San Francisco 49ers. Before that, he was a member of the Seattle Seahawks. He spent last season on injured reserve, and he recorded a total of 16 catches for 194 yards in his first three seasons in the NFL.
Greenwood appeared to be putting himself in position to make the Lions' 53-man roster before they signed Rocky McIntosh and before he got hurt. (He suffered a stinger against the Cleveland Browns.) Now that he's been waived/injured, he could be claimed by another team, end up on injured reserve or simply be released by the Lions with an injury settlement.
I'm not exactly sure why the Lions felt the need to add another tight end, but it's an interesting move. The Lions now have six tight ends on their roster. The thinking throughout training camp has been that Brandon Pettigrew, Tony Scheffler and Michael Williams will make the team, and maybe Joseph Fauria will be kept as well if he has a solid preseason. I can't imagine that plan has changed at all with Morrah being signed, but it's something to keep an eye on.