clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Lions claim Reese Wiggins off waivers, release Naaman Roosevelt

The Detroit Lions have made a change at the wide receiver position by claiming Reese Wiggins off waivers.

James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions' busy week of transactions continued on Friday with another pair of moves. The Lions claimed wide receiver Reese Wiggins off waivers from the New England Patriots, and they released wide receiver Naaman Roosevelt.

Wiggins joins the Lions after spending a couple months with the Patriots. He joined New England earlier this year as an undrafted free agent after playing at East Carolina in college. During his career at ECU, he caught a total of 80 passes for 1,012 yards and 8 touchdowns.

At this point, Wiggins looks like just another camp body at wide receiver. The Lions have plenty of them already, and he will compete with the likes of Corey Fuller, Patrick Edwards, Cody Wilson and Andrew Peacock for an opportunity to stick around on the practice squad. I suppose he could always surprise people in training camp and get into the mix for one of the final spots on the 53-man roster, but the practice squad is a more realistic goal for him for 2014.

Subscribe to PODD

After winning their first NFC North title in 30 years, the Lions have unfinished business this offseason. Stay updated with Jeremy Reisman through Pride of Detroit Direct, our newsletter offering up exclusive analysis. Sign up with NFCNORTH30 to get 30% off after your free trial.