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Lions sign Jerome Couplin to practice squad

Jerome Couplin has returned to the Detroit Lions as a member of their practice squad.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, the Detroit Lions released safety Jerome Couplin to make room for tight end Kellen Davis. On Tuesday, Couplin cleared waivers. And on Wednesday, the Lions brought back Couplin by signing him to their practice squad.

Interestingly enough, Couplin was already in England and ready to practice when he was officially signed to the practice squad on Wednesday. This is an indication that the Lions' plan all along was to keep Couplin on their practice squad. Chances are there will be room for him on the 53-man roster after the Lions' bye week when they no longer need five tight ends, so he could get a promotion at that point.

To make room for Couplin, the Lions released running back William Powell from the practice squad, meaning his trip to England has come to an abrupt end. Following the release of Powell and the addition of Couplin, the Lions' practice squad now looks like this:

FB Emil Igwenagu
WR Andrew Peacock
WR Patrick Edwards
WR Ifeanyi Momah
OT Michael Williams
OG Rodney Austin
LB Jerrell Harris
CB Mike Harris
S Jerome Couplin
S Nate Ness

The Lions also have defensive tackle Xavier Proctor, who is currently on practice squad injured reserve.

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