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Lions re-sign Jerome Couplin to practice squad

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Jerome Couplin is back with the Detroit Lions as a member of their practice squad.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Safety Jerome Couplin has made several appearances on the NFL's transactions report over the last few weeks. This all got started when he was surprisingly released by the Detroit Lions on Oct. 20 to make room for tight end Kellen Davis. Couplin cleared waivers and was signed to Detroit's practice squad, and after making the trip to London, he was actually promoted back to the active roster thanks to defensive tackle C.J. Mosley's unexpected suspension.

After playing for the Lions in London, Couplin was released to clear room for the return of some players on defense. The Lions were again hoping to put him on their practice squad, but this time he was claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Bills. It looked like a miscalculation on the part of the Lions, but Couplin was released by the Bills earlier this week. This time he did in fact clear waivers, and now he's back on the Lions' practice squad.

To make room for the return of Couplin, the Lions released wide receiver Patrick Edwards from their practice squad. They now have the following 10 players on their practice squad:

FB Emil Igwenagu
WR Andrew Peacock
TE Jordan Thompson
OT Michael Williams
OG Rodney Austin
OG Darren Keyton
DT Roy Philon
CB Trevin Wade
S Jerome Couplin
S Nate Ness

In addition, defensive tackle Xavier Proctor is on practice squad injured reserve.